Dorian Gray reimagined

It’s a brilliantly styled tribute to the Oscar Wilde classic. The classic that spawned the much-quoted phrase that the only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it, and illustrated vividly the potential disconnect between the beauty of one’s body and the beauty of one’s soul. In Tribute To Dorian Gray, Anna Gushina is the character who yields to those temptations and winds up with a discoloured and disfigured likeness staring out at her out of a picture frame, while her body remains youthful and fresh. In this particular shoot, which was photographed by Vincent Alvarez and styled by Marie Revelut, its the makeup that really does the whole theme justice turning shredded gauzy fabric into peeling skin.

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Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Anna Gushina: Soon International 13, S/S '11
Anna Gushina: Soon International 13, S/S '11
Anna Gushina: Soon International 13, S/S '11
Anna Gushina: Soon International 13, S/S '11
Anna Gushina: Soon International 13, S/S '11
Anna Gushina: Soon International 13, S/S '11
Anna Gushina: Soon International 13, S/S '11

Being somewhat nervous about people touching Oscar Wilde’s work, of which I’m a big fan, it’s a sigh of relief to see this shoot for Soon International do it justice. You can view the full shoot by clicking on the thumbnails.

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