Vogue Paris saw models Elizabeth Erm and Magdalena Frackowiak become Barbies for a day while they were prepped, styled and put in a box for photographer Giampaolo Sgura‘s photo shoot. In it, every real life doll has been given looks and accessories from all the major fashion houses. There is a Chanel doll, dressed á la Parisienne, and there is a quirky, flowery one for Valentino; Dolce&Gabbana‘s Spanish vibes are highlighted by the fan and the box bags directly from their Spring 2015 collection, just as Louis Vuitton did with the signature travel bags.
As the models do seem like real fashion dolls, I couldn’t help but be slightly confused about it. In these times when struggles concerning wrong female representation are emerging nearly every day, is putting polished models in a box as dolls the best thing to do?
Probably not. For how well the whole photo shoot has been executed, the models styled according to each designer and the accessories impeccable, the concept is surely not the best representation for a woman, especially coming from fashion designers that are supposed to be on women’s side
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