In a sign that fashion may be moving beyond purely aesthetic and for the most straight up facile reprentations famed photographer Steven Meisel has decided to showcase fashion within a diabolical context. That of the recent BP oil disaster.
If anyone can remember the Benetton ads from years back where haunting virile scenes of atrocity were mixed with fashion one can bet that Meisel and Vogue Italia are on a thoughtful and provocative tact. In the midst of social disarray fashion of late has lost its punch as a perceived luxury item. Time then to roll with the punches and marry discord with stoic heroism. And that new dress too.