The Female Gaze


‘In today’s fashion, sex doesn’t sell. Ennui does.’

Why a vacant stare is the look du jour.

Photographed by Zoe Ghertner, styled by Marie Chaix, with text by Alexander Fury.

‘Like the fantasies depicted in Renaissance art, models clutch handbags of exorbitant price, dressed in furs, coldly glaring at us from their finery.’

Alexander Fury on the power of passivity in fashion throughout history.

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