Plastic surgery in editorials is nothing groundbreaking in fashion, but it is always an interesting, revealing theme for a shoot. By taking what is done behind closed doors and in a private, medical facility and then giving it a glossy, glamorous sheen adds a surrealist element to the ways in which we edit or enhance our bodies. Editorials like this don't comment on the "rightness" of cosmetic surgery — though
adds a kind of histrionic glee that feels a little sinister — but instead focuses on the way we poke, prod, and pull ourselves to "get right."
The best part of these shoots are always beautifying the "ugly": Baard Lunde's lens features a model with flawless make up
, but the way in which her face and body are distorted becomes creepy. At the end, model Jordan Almen's gleeful, hysterical look is the only time she smiles — but is also the only time she doesn't have a contraption pulling at her skin. After injecting, plying, and cutting, we've got a manic, bandaged, and kind of insane version of beauty. Check it out. (Fashion Copious
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