Two fashion icons pictures together. One of them is white, the other one is black. Both of them beautiful, both of them overwhelmingly known all over the world. Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell are posing together for Mario Testino in the French edition of February Vogue Magazine.
The article begins with a snoring title about Kate and Naomi being not only beauty and fashion icons but also “bad girls” perfect representations “this glam duo lasts because it embodies beauty, freedom and even the right to get burned”. But that’s about how far this article goes about Kate and Naomi “duo”.
Of course we have the privilege of being served with stories about how “bad” the two icons are (separately) – Naomi’s history of violence with her staff or Kate’s history of glam drug rock’n’roll life but no further than that.
Instead, we’re feed with some other considered “bad girls” – Paris, Britney, Janis Joplin… If those are the representatives of badness and if we’re the judges empowered by the media circulated information, our social life is looking at tricky and dark perspective.
I’ll speculate no more, we’ll just enjoy the rare view of a photo shoot reuniting two major faces from fashion industry brought together by Mario Testino for Vogue.
What do you think? This black and white photos are a revival of the fashion’s golden ages or they’re just another photo session from another magazine?