Stylist Carine Roitfeld and photographer Nick Knight really did their best to please everyone with their "Get Back, Stay Back" SHOWstudio fashion film and V magazine editorial.
Even though the stills which ran as a story in the 76th issue of V might look like typical glorified-violence fashion fare, model Lara Stone's getting choked to a just end: this is not just assualt, it's stylish self-defense.
"Get Back, Stay Back" postures as a how-to: the PR copy reads, "Stone demonstrates to women everywhere how to defend yourself against would-be assailants, whilst wearing high fashion." She fights with a martial art technique called Krav Maga, a self-defense system used by the Israeli Defense Forces.
I'm having some doubts about the creative team's intentions (why isn't there a shot showing the attacker's final defeat?) but the biggest problem with the editorial/fashion film combo is just that it's uninspiring and bad.
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