6 January 2011

Vogue Paris loves a good satirical editorial, perhaps more than any other mag. I find many of their editorials tres provocative. They never shy away from a harsh critique of societal norms, even if the society they're critisizing is their own.

Take this recent editorial....
It seems the purpose is to question our fascination with youth. There are a lot of different levels to this.
                  - Young girls who want to rush through childhood and act/dress like adults (or how they     
                           perceive adults to dress).
                        - There is the fascination with looking like as young as possible for as long as possible.
                        - Of course the sexualization of young girls, which I dont even think I could intelligently      
                          comment on.
                        - And finally the trend of top fashion players casting 15 year olds in their shows/editorials,     
                          even if their market is for the 40+ woman.

I see refections of all these issues in this editorial.

Mark Twain is a (the) master of satire and social commentary, often writing racist characters. It wasn't long though, before critics started asking if his writings weren't just satire, but if Twain wasn't actually just a racist. I get the same vibes from Vogue Paris.



  1. wicked editorial!!! i enjoyed reading your take on it :)


  2. great editorial! love the photos.xx


  3. Not going to lie, those photos freak me out! SOOOOOO young and beautiful. EEEK! Why cover the face with make-up.