Myth of the Day


A myth of mainstream fashion photographs is that if you wear the clothes that are worn by the beautiful, immaculate model, you will in some way inherit the aesthetic credentials and lifestyle portrayed by the image.


Super models are culturally accepted and manufactured ‘perfect’ women. Abbey Lee is a extremely successful super model

The idea of the ultimate super model was born into the 80’s with the same beautiful girls as the face of all prestigious designers. Similar to Twiggy in the 60s these specific unnatural supermodels were marketed to death and covered every magazine.
The images were heavily touched up making the model appear absolutely immaculate with no blemishes and silky smooth skin.


http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/confidential/abbey-lee-kershaw-career-mushrooms/story-e6frf96o-1225780184039 27/9, 2009, Abbey Lee

Cover of Vogue, Modelinia, http://www.modelinia.com/slideshows/covers–cindy-crawford/107#/3, January 1990