they tried to make me go to rehab, i said “No. No. No.”

this is the photoshoot that made me aware of italian vogue; pretty late discovery of its daring photoshoots im sure, but better late than never. this photoshoot is a take on the Rehab, a social issue surrounding the tabloids worldwide, especially around young hollywood and supermodels. This photoshoot has been pretty daring and it started alot of controversy with alot of backlash saying it is ‘glamourising rehab and drug addiction’. Italian Vogues editor described the shoot as “a fun take on rehab chic’

“…I don’t see how these photographs would be encouraging people to go into rehab. I always think it’s astonishing that you can be rich and famous and have everything and then need to destroy your life. We are not advocating anything here.” 

But i love it.. What do you guys think?

 

Rehab / Steve Meisel / Italian Vogue by fashionaddictdiary.

Rehab / Steve Meisel / Italian Vogue by fashionaddictdiary.

Rehab / Steve Meisel / Italian Vogue by fashionaddictdiary.

Rehab / Steve Meisel / Italian Vogue by fashionaddictdiary.

Rehab / Steve Meisel / Italian Vogue by fashionaddictdiary.

Rehab / Steve Meisel / Italian Vogue by fashionaddictdiary.

Rehab / Steve Meisel / Italian Vogue by fashionaddictdiary.

Rehab / Steve Meisel / Italian Vogue by fashionaddictdiary.

Rehab / Steve Meisel / Italian Vogue by fashionaddictdiary.

Rehab / Steve Meisel / Italian Vogue by fashionaddictdiary.

Rehab / Steve Meisel / Italian Vogue by fashionaddictdiary.

Photos from flickr

 

 

xx

 

– okay i am clearly procrastinating, i really am going to start on this essay and study for my exam… right now. i swear.

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11 Responses to “they tried to make me go to rehab, i said “No. No. No.””

  1. Wow, that’s pretty effed up,
    but you can expect anything to be glamourised these days.

    I bet that whatever celebrities do, it will just be looked up to – like that photo referencing Britney’s shaving of the head, so sad

    • zabetheli Says:

      i found that photo amusing, its kind of a parody of it, but i dont think its really glamourising britneys crazy behaviour, but taking something that is recognised and playing on it. if that makes sense?

      • The media and magazines glamourize everything Britney does. Vogue is all about glamour, not parody.

      • zabetheli Says:

        BLAH, i see your point, though they dont do this all the time, they took advantage of her breakdown and sold millions of magazines and newspapers from it, im not saying they shouldnt have, it was in public interest but they didnt glamourise that, they didnt model her behaviour at all at times. maybe this photo isnt a parody, i was most likely wrong saying that.

      • They sure did glamourize her promiscuous image during the last couple of albums she had before Blackout, the wax figure at Madame Tussauds as her pole dancing and also Daniel Edwards sculpture of her giving birth. Not saying birth isn’t a beautiful concept in a way, but sure they glamourize pretty much everything Spears.

      • zabetheli Says:

        but that arguement can be said about every celebrity. and to me i think attention surrounding Kate Moss is much more worse than Britneys behaviour, its just following the hype surrounding such pop icons such as her. your going to have attention whereever you go, mostly they are just photographs of her behaviour and they are published whether you read it as glamourised or not is mostly based on your interpretation.

      • The fact that it is part of Vogue speaks for itself, so it’s not mostly just based on my interpretation. If this is not a glamourized visual expression, they would not have this as a picturesque representation.

        Here they are pretty much portraying enjoyable moments. This is not reality. Rehab involves cracking your brain and making you spill out everything in you in order to ‘recover’, so I doubt this would be a pleasurable experience.

        Look at these models’ face expressions; where is the pain? Where is the confusion? You see glamorous expressions, the reclining nude; a recognizing portrayal of the glamourized female figure throughout the history of art and numerous photos include cigarettes, embraced in the hands.

        I’m also just talking about Britney Spears in this case, not Kate Moss. Of course it can be said about every celebrity, I originally said that things celebrities do is glamourized, and simply used Britney Spears as an example.

  2. I like it, in terms of the fashion, art and models they chose. I like what Agyness is wearing on the 8th photo. Sometimes, i think models are good actors too. I would not be surprised if its causing a lot of controversies saying’its ‘glamourising rehab and drug’ because it is and the reality of taking drugs ain’t so glamorous in the end… And creating a photoshoot thats a ‘fun take on rehab chic’ isn’t something to take lightly at all.

    • zabetheli Says:

      i agree that drugs and rehab shouldnt be taken lightly. im still not sure how to articulate my take on this and why i like it. I certainly dont think that they intended to glamourise this sort of behaviour though but just to have a play with the issue?

  3. zabetheli Says:

    i love agyness deyn. shes too cool.

  4. Man that is so not kool at all!!!!!

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