I’m trying really hard to understand the right perspective for this new Lara Stone pictorial in Vogue Paris October 2009. I already indulged Kate Moss’ new old photo spread, now I’m facing the black & white dilemma as orchestrated by Carine Roitfeld.
Is she trying to convince us that Lara Stone’s features are perfect, no matter the color of her skin? Is she trying to push us to such tanning extremes as to overcome the overbakness that (sometimes) is Lady GaGa? (the story continues right after the jump with more pictures!)
Does it ever occur to you that maybe, just maybe, we’re (and by that I mean me) taking things too dramatically? Who am I kidding? Fashion loves drama! If you buy a fashion magazine these days and there’s no drama, no SM-thingie, no controversial photo inside, then they wrongfully call themselves fashion magazine!
Also, you’d have to agree, they could have used some other model for these photos. Instead they went with a certified value: Lara Stone. Chanel’s Lagerfeld favorite. Sure, she’s versatile, sure she can take a zillion shapes, but we’ll end up seeing them all. Bored out of our fashion minds with Lara. (and Baptiste, by the way!) Black or white! (I’m still having troubles with the positive perspective on this one! And I’m cutting this story short because I’ll dip my fingers in some very sensitive matters, all because of Carine’s risky fashion sense!) (photos via)