When we came across this editorial, we were all “Amber Valetta by Steven Klein for the September issue of W magazine? There’s your ‘Here’s your pretty for the day’ post locked up!”
Ten seconds later…
“Dear GOD. I’m going to have nightmares, now.”
Chanel Lace Jumpsuit
Miu Miu Sable Dress
Dolce & Gabbana Silk Satin Bodysuit
Gucci Jacket, Silk Shirt, and Pants
John Galliano Silk Kimono
Prada Silk Organza Dress
Salvatore Ferragamo Coat, Bodysuit, and Skirt
Tom Ford Velvet Tuxedo
Givenchy Jacket and Glasses
Alexander McQueen Dress and Harness
Mary, Diana, and Flo, WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?
We’ll tell you what’s going on here: you’re seeing the fashion industry’s take on aging inadvertently laid bare. This isn’t some statement on the stages of a woman’s life (which could actually be an interesting and beautiful editorial); this is a horror/freak show idea of aging, where a woman’s circumstances never change – she’s literally in the same room her entire life, surrounded by men and babies – but she physically deteriorates into a horror show mask while desperately trying to look young and attractive. A grotesque idea of growing older.
Fashion bitches, THIS is what a fabulous old woman looks like:
HOW COULD YOU FORGET THAT?
[Photo Credit: Flashbang via thefashionspot.com]