Woman’s day has got to be special or not at all. Hedi Slimane’s women’s special is Kate Moss. Even if you’re not Kate Moss or even closer, I hope you had a great March 8th!
Having a special project with Libération, Hedi Slimane brought along Kate Moss to deliver a breeze of the England’s Rock Stage before taking the pages by storm with his edition.
Not very sparkling, not too haute couture, not even off-drugs-looking, the photos wear undoubtedly Hedi’s signature.
Of course, it raised many voices against, but most of all, it raised voices. And it was not selling anything. It was just about women and their International Day (8th March). And you know me, I just speak my mind – some of the reactions were about Kate and her showing that much skin (especially breasts) when passing a certain age (?) or about her posing pure and simple.
I’d like to get some reactions from you as well because when I’m reading the kind of feedback I just told you about makes me wonder what kind of aesthetics pushes people to react like this.
I found the pictures rather sad. I thought they show the loneliness of an independent grown up woman who has about everything. Who doesn’t need to prove anything and doesn’t ask for anything. The background looks creepy in some photos and has nothing glamorous. In one word, the photo shooting seemed “sincere” to me.
I’m having more and more trouble looking at fashion photography and finding it authentic. These stroke me with more reality than candid pictures. The only thing that sorrows me is that fashion photographers still find smoking glamorous. Now I’ll leave it to you – what’s your saying about the photos, her attitude and all?