“Let’s Get Lost”
The editorial for Interview below, photographed by Mikael Jansson and styled by Karl Templer was accompanied by the tag line; “Let’s get lost. The hour is late, the air is thick, and the evening is charged with a steamy sensuality. What works? Tone-on-tone swimsuits, slithers of silk, and plenty of skin, as flesh meets flesh, body meets soul, and Daria gets lost in the heat of the night.”
However, since being featured, the shoot has created a divide in which some love it and some reading into it as a glorification of white against black. A member of TFS commented: “I expect more from Interview than some stereotypical, white person enters into strange and exotic world of brown people editorial.” and a commenter on Fashionologie retorted: “As a person of African descent I applaud Interview Magazine, Karl Templer, Mikael Jansson and all other creatives involved in this shoot for putting black models in their issue…What is so strange and exotic about a white person entering a room full of ‘brown people’…Personally, I am excited to see so many black models in a single spread and hope that it inspires other publications to take a step forward and embrace models of color in their own fashion editorials.”
What do I think? I think the shoot is aesthetically one of the most beautiful I have seen in a while. I wanted to look at what all the girls were wearing, black AND white. I think everyone looks damn sexy and your eyes aren’t simply drawn to Daria (white model). I think that I feel really sorry for the fashion assistants who had to get all those clothes on and off with minimal oil damage. Been there, done that and wanted to cry.
Anyway, enough about me. WHAT DO YOU ALL THINK?
photos via TFS