Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Model as Muse

The Met's 'Model as Muse Gala' was last night. The celebs were out in full force, although the models presence lacked the heavy hitters. Christy,  Naomi and Stephanie Seymour were all decidedly absent.  
The Model as Muse, " examines a timeline of fashion from 1947-1997, through the idealized aesthetic of the model." The exhibit features 80 haute couture and ready to wear pieces, along with countless images and projections. As I reconcile my twenty year modeling past with my much improved present, I'll probably go for the nostalgia. And the beautiful designs and sexy images from another time. For me, fashion today has become boring, uninteresting, and digitalized, along with the robotic models and young celebs whose faces are plastered on the tabloids, tv and internet.  I admit it, I'm old school. Give me Charlotte Rampling, Issabella Rosselini, mysterious, brooding, even off-putting beauty any day. I like to think beauty is imperfect, and looks more authentic when likened to a David Lynch film.