Saturday, November 20, 2010

Where's Abbey Lee? Full frontal (again) and channeling Barbarella for Bailey

david bailey for i-D via sinthi/TFS

What do you have when you’re not having angel wings attached for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show? A futuristic editorial shot by iconic British photographer David Bailey. Many fashionwatchers were stunned to find Abbey Lee Kershaw nowhere to be seen in the 2010 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. But that’s not to say she is underexposed this month. In the just-launched Winter 2010 edition of i-D magazine, Kershaw poses full frontal - in an editorial that is, in frockwriter's opinion, more tasteful than the Terry Richardson-lensed story in Purple magazine last year, in which Kershaw also appeared full frontal. The i-D editorial is still provocative. In one shot Kershaw holds up a giant, intentionally phallic, chess pawn to her mouth. And some might argue that the bodypaint shot is as cheesy as anything on the Victoria's Secret runway (given the double wink, we're guessing this may have been a cover test, that was deemed too risqué). The story sees Kershaw reunited in fact with Victoria's Secret stylist Charlotte Stockdale, who kits Kershaw out in some very Barbarella-worthy over-the-knee boots, fetish underwear and orthopaedic accoutrements. In one shot, she is also accompanied by Susie Bick, wife of Australian rocker Nick Cave. One of the shots from this story was used for one of i-D's multiple covers this month (below). Warning: NSFW.

all images above: david bailey for i-D, scanned by sinthi/TFS



Blog Archive