You can view the rest of the images here, which is where I took these from.
Is anyone else seriously creeped out by these images of Crystal Renn in the new Vogue Paris? I know I don't talk too much about actual fashion news mostly because I feel alienated by the industry, but I wanted to bring these up.
They are really glamourising cosmetic surgery. I mean, I know they will all say they aren't. But they so are. Our culture is obsessed with cosmetic surgery, we can see this everyday through hundreds of television shows and features in popular magazines, and I think it's absurd.
We are so obsessed with our bodies, mainly female bodies, and cosmetic surgery takes it to a whole other level. We treat out skin like a malleable textile rather than as a living part of our bodies. All the focus on glamourising the changes procured through surgery and deemphasizing the pain and trauma associated with it, coupled with the extreme body policing that goes on it our society surrounding the culturally constructed "ideal" body, makes women feel like they have to be plastic to be accepted in our society. This shoot really shows how mainstream this extreme form of body modification is.
I'm not a fan.
What do you think?