Many who have browsed through those voluminous fashion magazines often experience a moment of total confusion or bewilderment at the images that certain fashion campaigns project in these materials. These images are meant to play with our heads, yes. For the uninitiated, they also start with a moment of incredulity... they pick up these magazines to get fashion 'pegs' and get bombarded by disturbing images instead.
I watched a talk by American Cintra Wilson online, entitled "Fear and Clothing", also the title of one of her books. In this talk, she basically affirmed that moment that many readers have had on seeing these strange fashion images. And she delves deeper in her analysis.
Among her summary statements are:
The message that these images convey is:
"New Luxury is post-God, post-moral(ity)... Post-accountable for transgressions..."
Here is the vimeo link: https://vimeo.com/43836561https://vimeo.com/43836561