‘Horror Movie’ by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia April 2014
Posted Apr 05, 2014
Franca Sozzani opens our eyes to the ‘Horror Movie’ of real life by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia, April 2014. Not for the faint of heart, this filmic take on female empowerment is painful and provocative. Issa Lish, Natalie Westling & Bernd Sassmannhausen dares to fight back in this dark look into the Domestic Violence of our times. Stylist, Karl Templer, captures the pain of the moment while still clinging to the last measures of hope. Using vivid color combinations, (Makeup Artist) Pat McGrath creates a strong statement, by concentrating her work on the art of authenticity. For so long perpetrators have relied on women being scared into silence. But, what we’ve come to know is that our struggle is less about the survival of the fittest than it is the joining of hands. In the end, it’s the solidarity of equals that will help us bridge a gap and carry on. This kind of aggression will not remain behind closed doors, we can break through the walls of freedom and find our way home.