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Hilarious Fake Fashion Ads Star Eden Wood And Linda Evangelista

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For its art issue, W approached Steven Meisel to shoot nine advertisements for fake products and sprinkle them in with the real ads. The results are arresting, funny, and occasionally subversive. Behold: Linda Evangelista shilling shampoo, Joan Rivers in fur, and Toddlers & Tiara's Eden Wood fronting for a children's clothing line.

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Among the several ads for too-good-to-be-true fragrances is this one for fictitious La Femme perfume, starring Drag Race star Carmen Carrera.

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W wanted to include "a beauty ad featuring women aging gracefully," so it got stylists (clockwise from top left) Anna Dello Russo, Marie-Amelie Sauvé, Brana Wolf, Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, Polly Mellen, and Lori Goldstein to sit for Meisel. But if the point was to show grown-up women's real skin, it's kind of silly they covered up all their skin, no?

On the right, of course, are none other than QVC partners-in-crime Joan Rivers and Dennis Basso.

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Petra Ecclestone, the billionaire heiress who lives in Candy Spelling's house, looks kind of great in this neon-blue ad for her signature perfume. But my favorite has to be Guinevere Van Seenus, Coco Rocha, and Cyclops-Karen Elson in this ad for "Vainglorious." I feel like all celebrity perfumes should probably be called "Vainglorious."

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AAAAH! DEMON CHILD! AAAAH!

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W would like you to know that it's makeup.

Steven Meisel's Fabulous Fakes [W]

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What amazes me is that Karen Elsen still managed to wear 32K worth of clothes in the ad!

"Elson wears Yves Saint Laurent’s blouse, $1,790, and feathered coat, $30,550, at Yves Saint Laurent"