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Sunday, 25 May 2008 02:00

Pretty Babies

By  Peregrine Honig

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With the premise that "/ " presents what is IN and what is OUT, the "Pretty Babies" series explores the fashion industry's well-published and syndicated DOs and DON'Ts and Famous Person for Big Label exploit / exploit trend.

Here, complex bodies are introduced to a discriminative audience. Avoiding the obvious flip of replacing contemporary fashion bodies with morbidly obese models, these drawings instead glamorize distorted standards. The defense of natural emaciation is secured with even more obscure body types and examples. Effects of medical malpractice, chromosomes gone array, and intense deterioration are glorified with designer names and haute couture. "Pretty Babies" refreshes positions on beauty and records an industry based on fluctuating luxury.
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