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"Singular Beauties" Spread is Really Bad.

So Harpar's Bazaar unleashed it's Carine Roitfeld styled, Karl Lagerfeld shot Fall fashion spread, "Singular Beauties: An homage to the diversity of women." These are all lovely women. However, the majority of them are styled in a way that it hurts the brain.
Personally, I'm not a fan of everything being placed in front of a black background. While this helps some of the colors and lines pop

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, the darker colors get lost in it. There's also the random placement of babies and children throughout the shoot.


However, the most heinous styling was done to Gabourey Sidibe.

The level of "Oh good God, what did they do to you?!" is strong for this photo. The coloring is beautiful, but the lines of that coat are just so unflattering. Also, what the fuck is going on with that thing draped over her head? It looks like a table runner. Frankly, I'm surprised Lagerfeld didn't have her use it to cover herself further, given his past opinions on larger women. Of all the ways to style her, this is what they went with? I realize that sometimes dressing a larger frame comes with challenges (trying to find a pair of jeans in high school was worse than actually attending high school), but Roitfeld is the Global Fashion Director for the magazine, surely she knew someone who could help if she wasn't capable? Somehow millions of plus-size women manage to dress themselves in the morning without looking like a dinner table—next time call one of them!


I appreciate the ethnic, racial, age, and body diversity of the spread (it's sad that it's still a novelty), but dammit, it could have all looked so much better.

What In The Hell Kind of GD Picture Is This [dlisted]

Singular Beauties [Haper's Baazar]

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