When we saw the September issue of French Vogue on stands, we knew it was going to be good. Good as in completely and ridiculously over the top. Seriously. Check out the ensemble on the cover. Even the logo is animal print. Anna Wintour has never known that kind of wild (heh) abandon. And then, inside, we found the "Sacrément Inspirée" fashion shoot photographed by Terry Richardson and "realized" by editor in chief Carine Roitfeld. The theme? Voodoo/wicca/satanism! After the jump, a few of the images. Find out what to wear... if you're the guest of honor at a Salem witch trial.
Chain mail dress? Check. Tarot cards? Check. Powerful coma-inducing herbs (not seen)? Check.
Buddhism is sooooo 2005. This season, it's all about trances.
Us: "In Greek mythology, Medusa was a monstrous female character; gazing upon her could turn onlookers to stone. In 1940, Sigmund Freud's Das Medusenhaupt (Medusa's Head) was published posthumously. Medusa is presented as 'the supreme talisman who provides the image of castration — associated in the child's mind with the discovery of maternal sexuality — and its denial. The snakes are multiple phalluses and petrifaction represents the comforting erection.'"
Model: "My extensions are stuck in the barbed wire, can someone help me?"
It's not creepy that she is standing in a pentagram in the woods. It's creepy that her extremely long-rise pants have hands.
"Fashion is about sacrifice, bitches!"
"Alas, poor Yorick, I knew her well."
"The other model assigned to this shoot. She was trying to lose that last 5 lbs... She succeeded, in a way."
Finally! A subtle, daytime look you can wear to the supermarket, to the gynecologist's office, or to pick up the kids from school. Pentagram not included.