I am always amazed when, flipping through a magazine, I come across an incredibly well-shot image of a dead woman only to find it is a clothing, shoe, or handbag advertisement. What is it with fashion spreads and dead-looking women? To prove my point, here are a few snapshots from the “Fashion Sucks At…” tumblr, . I think it’s pretty clear that fashion sucks at “life” :
“Just position me so I can see my shoes as I take my one last, dying breath.”
You forgot to bury the head-
This particular look is free with any purchase at your local Walgreens.
“Just hangin with my dead friend.”
Not sure why this is such a trend, but it’s disturbing to say the least. You can find a great example of this in Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Monster” music video, which I won’t link to because why would I? The entire set design is composed of naked, dead models hanging from the ceiling. Jay-Z raps with a naked dead model in the background. Why is something so suggestive of rape okay for tv? Why is this violence against women from the visual and musical communities okay? Ask yourself.