Fashion, although inspiring and seductive, can also be downright ridiculous. The avant-garde clothing. The obsession with youth. Now one artist is drawing attention to fashion's love for impractical mannequin-like stances.
“Poses” is a direct criticism of the absurd and artificial world of glamour and of fashion that magazines present. Specifically, the highly-distorted image of women that they transmit through models that do not represent real women and that avoid all those who are not within their restricted parameters.-Yolanda Dominguez
When you flip through your favorite glossy, I'm sure you ooo and awe over the latest Louis Vuitton ad or fashion spread. But we rarely stop and think, why are the models in these contortionist positions draped in couture? I don't have know the answer to that, and I'm guilty of doing it myself.
I get annoyed when I see girls posing for photos with their hands on their hips, so this video really gets under my skin. Seeing normal women striking these poses seems funny at first. But the more you watch the video, the more you see the message the artist Yolanda Dominguez is trying to convey. These are the images we are putting out there for ladies around the world to emulate. It's unrealistic and unattainable.
But isn't the allure of fashion the fact that it is fantasy? What do you think?
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