28 November 2011

Super Mods Enter Rehab

Leave it to the fashion industry, (and more pointedly, the boundary pushing hub of creativity at Vogue Italia), to glamourise and glorify the idea of rehab… Some may call it crass, tactless or insensitive, but try as I might, I can’t help but be intrigued and captivated by the artistic excellence and ingenious innovation created and captured by the iconic Steven Meisel.

I know on some levels the concept of this 2007 Vogue Italia shoot may be deemed inappropriate, but that’s exactly what I love about it. It’s outrageous, over the top and boundary pushing and forces us to look at and deal with something that is usually kept in the dark. The manic aesthetic, tragic atmosphere and direct references to fallen celebrities work perfectly to complement the irrational fashion.

Super Mods Enter Rehab, Vogue Italia July 2007
Photographed by Steven Meisel
Styled by Karl Templer
Models: Agyness Deyn, Denisa Dvorakova, Guinevere van Seenus, Irina Kulikova, Iselin Steiro, Lara Stone, Masha Tyelna, Missy Rayder, Sasha Pivovarova and Tasha Tilberg

1 comment:

  1. I think it's brilliant. It's not the first or last time fashion will provoke society. I think it's smart to spark a conversation about issues like this rather then to cover them up like a taboo subject.