This is such a widely accepted theme in fashion that America’s Next Top Model ran an episode dedicated to it. The models were “killed” in different ways — stabbed, mangled, electrocuted, etc. Real … beautiful stuff?
To be fair, half of The CW is about lusting for the undead.
The judges didn’t say, “Wait a second … are we making snuff porn?” at any point. Instead they offered comments like “Very beautiful, and dead” or “Death becomes you, young lady.” They even scolded one of the models for not looking dead enough. To be fair, that’s been about 75 percent of a model’s job since the early ’90s or so. (The other 25 percent is “smizing,” and please do not question how we know that.)
The trend is oddly popular right now, but it’s not new. Renowned fashion photographer Guy Bordain shot this for a calendar in 1980:
Happy hemophilia awareness month!