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Sasha Pivovarova: Bootylicious?


Perhaps in response to French Elle‘s La Beauté Vérité issue, in which cover stars Monica Bellucci, Sophie Marceau, and Eva Herzigova went sans maquillage (and sans digital altering) to stare the controversial issue of magazine retouching in the face, Carine Roitfeld and Bruce Weber collaborated on what could be construed as a body image story in the new Paris Vogue. The 14-page editorial stars the infamously rail-thin Sasha Pivovarova parading around the beach in butt pads and a collection of vacation-appropriate duds, sticking her enhanced posterior out in every shot. An intentional commentary on models’ unrealistic dimensions, or just a case of silly summer satire? You decide.


Photo: Bruce Weber for Paris Vogue, Juin/Juillet 2009


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