Vogue Girl Korea: Greedy Girls’ Last Supper May 2010

| 16 May , 2010 | 6 Replies

This is an “interesting” fashion pictorial by Vogue Girl Korea, it’s entitled “Greedy Girls’ Last Supper”, photographed by Gim Jeong Seon for the May 2010 issue.  The models wear; Burberry Prorsum, Miu Miu, Diane Von Furstenberg, Christian Dior and Dolce & Gabbana.

I wonder if this same type of pictorial ended up in one of our westernised magazines what conversation warfare it would endure.  I don’t know if Asian girls have the same eating disorder and/or body issues that our cultures experience, but I find it slightly disturbing to see it in Vogue Girl especially with what’s a very topical subject going on around the world right now (but as I said I don’t know if the Asian cultures are experiencing the same issues that we are).

The translation appears to be about two girls having their last supper in a secret room.  What I really find interesting is we see  burgeoning tables of Western junk food (all but one), not Asian food.  The tables are groaning under the weight of McDonalds and Oreo’s and just one table filled with fresh fruit and bottles of champagne.

Tell me what you make of the editorial.  Am I over-reacting?

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  1. Sassi Sam says:

    Thank you so much for that interpretation Genesis, that makes sense and I absolutely love your explanation … it opens up a whole new way of looking at these editorials. I adore them and being disturbed and captivated at the same time with this particular editorial was unusual but my reaction makes sense in the context of your explanation.

  2. Genesis says:

    I love these images. To me they are fashion with a questioning conscience. Here Vogue Girl Korea (the East) uses fashion as a platform to criticise the West’s fashionably thin image which is constantly fed consumerist junk like McDonalds. This shocking disparity that lives side by side is highlighted by these photos. I’m a fine art student and this is how I am reading these images.

  3. Sassi Sam says:

    Oooh yes it did capture my attention and I did love it, but I decided to delve a bit deeper this time taking into account what’s so topical for our cultures right now.

  4. Although disturbing I am loving these images….

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