EXCLUSIVE: Body Of Evidence: Aesop Collaborates With Australian Artist Lucy McRae
Australian-born, Amsterdam-based Lucy McRae is a unique fixture in the art world, to say the least. The classically trained ballerina is an interior designer and architect-turned-fashion designer and probes expert (that’s right; McRae’s varied career includes a stint at Phillips Design, where she helped develop wearable technologies equipped with emotional sensors). These days, she’s better known as a “Body Architect,” a designation that allows her to work in a range of artistic mediums, often reshaping the human silhouette to create provocative imagery. For her latest project, McRae has teamed up with a somewhat unlikely collaborator: Aesop. The well-loved Australian apothecary brand has shared the resulting video with us here. Morphe, a vignette that loosely stars its new haircare range, is more generally an avant-garde commentary on McRae’s expertise in using technology and science to transform the body in various ways. Be forewarned: Something about it is reminiscent of Pedro Almódovar’s The Skin I Live In, the Antonio Banderas-fronted film that may or may not have given us nightmares for a full week after we saw it last year. Much like the movie, however, you can’t help but watch intently, despite being mildly disturbed.