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This Vera Wang Video Is More Like American Horror Story: Weddings

Vera Wang, a name long associated with classic wedding gowns, decided to do something a little different to promote her spring 2015 collection. Hence this very strange video, which is what you'd get if you hired Wednesday Addams to be your wedding videographer.

The video is mesmerizing. But it evokes tonight's blood moon more than anything traditionally considered "bridal." One bride plucks the petals off a black rose. Then, the black rose is on fire. At one point the brides (all of their eyebrows are bleached) are lolling on the floor, covered in black rose petals, presumably overcome with the terrible ennui of life as the young lady wife of an eccentric Victorian viscount who fancies himself an occultist.

Much of the video is footage of the models wandering a lonely, barren wood in poorly displayed wedding gowns. Why are they lost in the woods? What terrible apocalypse drained the world of its color? Has Vera Wang been possessed by the spirit of a dead pre-raphaelite? No one knows. There are no grooms—instead, we get the lingering touches between ladies that the fashion world so often trots out to seem edgy.

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The backing track freaked out my cat. Witches: so hot right now.

According to Wang's press release (via the Huffington Post):

"The opportunity to create a visual and expressive experience of the clothes, as interpreted by my fashion vision, is a whole new way for me to communicate with not only brides, but women everywhere," she said. "In this instance, bridal becomes the artistic vehicle to advance my love of fashion in general. I hope you will enjoy this new experience."

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If Vera Wang tries to lure you into an ancient circle of standing stones, RUN.

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sammauri
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Alright, I'm going to do something I have never done before: comment on Jezebel.

I'm sorry, ladies, but most of you are way out of line.
"I'm not thin-shaming but omg give that twig a sandwich" is, shockingly, thin-shaming. If someone walked up to you (assuming you aren't as thin as these models) and said "no offense, but you should probably consider dieting" you would all complain and moan about how rude and terrible the person who said that is. And you know what? You have every right to because unless you ask for their opinion, comments like that aren't helpful. These models, who I happen to find gorgeous (specially the redhead and the brunette in the last solo shot, but thats not important), didn't ask for your input or your opinion and for you to say that they are too thin is simply rude. I understand this is the internet, and you don't have to be held fully accountable for your words, but this kind of hypocrisy is highly obnoxious, especially on a site where comments like "...fuck this guy. How dare he" are common on posts about people being disrespected for being "too fat."

Now, I would also like to mention that "they look so hungry" is your own assumption and I can think of two reasons you are likely wrong. First, my girlfriend is 5'8" and is a size double-zero. She eats like a normal human being, and actually snacks more than most people I know. She's perfectly healthy, and yet people still make comments like 'you're such a twig' or 'if you turned sideways, I wouldn't be able to see you.' Guess how those comments make her feel. I'll tell you: self conscious. If you wouldn't like someone telling you to put the fork down, don't go around telling other people how to eat either. Second, if these stunning women have an eating disorder, I can tell you that they aren't likely that hungry. As someone who had "man-arexia" (and fuck whoever came up with that gander-based distinction), I can tell you that I rarely actually felt hungry. In fact, the thought of food made me feel ill. In that way, it creates a sort of vicious cycle thats harder to break than just eating a cheeseburger. Just a little food for thought (pun intended). So, please, next time you make obnoxious comments, log off Jezebel and do something productive instead. No one needs negativity in their lives. Not you, not these models, and not anyone else.

Yearly Jezebel visit: √

TL;DR version:
1. Just because you preface something with "no offense, but" does not give you the right to say something offensive and/or obnoxious.
2. If you can tell them to eat a sandwich, you can't be offended when someone calls you fat.
3. I find these women to be beautiful, and I'm sick of thin-shaming as much as everyone else is sick of fat-shaming.
4. No one needs negativity in their lives, including you.