Kate Winslet in Stella McCartney fall 2011
IS THIS WOMAN REAL? She is perfection personified; I can’t even handle it.
WHOA! Talk about garment illusion! Kudos to the designer of this dress.
I actually don’t like this…it’s like Photoshopped images but irl. The dress is designed to make their waist look thinner and boobs look bigger. Not cool…
yea, no thanks. How is ^this^ different than this?
Oh yea, one is made by a ~*fancy designer*~. -_______-
At the same time, it could be read as a commentary on the way we perceive and
“read” female bodies—I would LOVE to see Beth Ditto in a Beth-sized version, you know?
(What’s most interesting about this dress to me is that I believed the illusion at first—and was totally unperturbed by it, which I think speaks to how frightening the prevalence of manipulated images is, and how salient those images are, considering that I actively try to avoid looking at them whenever possible.)
I find this kinda thought-provoking in a way that fashion generally is not, to me. I think because it’s Kate Winslet wearing this dress, a woman who is openly critical of the extreme level of photo-shopping and body criticism that goes on. It’s intriguing to me. Could this dress be read as a kind of self-conscious critical statement? I don’t know really. I’m kinda leaning towards yes because this is the opposite of shape wear and ‘flattering lines’ — things that are meant to be invisible, meant to trick — this is like a magician performing an illusion and simultaneously showing in the simplest and starkest detail how it is done. ’ Hey, look at me, I’m tricking you! Isn’t that funny?! But kind of amazing?!’ Anyway. Hmmm. She looks smokin’.