22 May 2007

Distasteful

I like many of the pictures in the new Vogue featuring Keira Knightley as water nymph, Keira on Safari, Keira as turn-of-the-century imperial colonizer... but I think it's a little distasteful to go all the way to Africa and cloak an elephant in a Louis Vuitton blanket. I don't know for sure, but I'm guessing the blanket is thousands of dollars, and it just seems rather vile given the state of Africa. The last thing Africa needs is coutured elephants or elephants as billboards for western capitalism.

3 comments:

dianabobar said...

You are SO right!!!!
shame on them!

eurobrat said...

The whole editorial is bizarre.

buttonsandstars said...

You make a really good point there. It's like they are flaunting our wealth over the poverty in these third world countries. It is VERY distasteful.