- Jan 16, 2011
I don't understand.If the photographer wanted to draw attention to the fact that Korea is demeaning its own women, he shouldn't have done this at the expense of Dior. It's not good for their image and it's them who have to apologise now.
If you want to protest - don't hide behind the brand and throw them under the bus. Not cool
I don't understand.
Are you saying that artists should be censored if their art inspires controversy?
He WAS censored as part of the apology; his work was removed from the exhibition. It's not like his work wasn't chosen for the exhibition. It was used by Dior, it was included in the exhibition and then removed after it generated controversy & the accompanying publicity.I don't know where you saw "artists should be censored" in my words. But I believe that if "the exhibition invites contemporary artists to create works showing how they see the Lady Dior bag", it's not cool to use it for your protest and put the brand in the position where they have to apologise.
I have to admit I really liked the photo too but of course I did not know where it was or was able to read the signage, but the pic is pretty cool to me and I did not think anything of it.I actually really like the image... Without reading the article I wouldn't have know what the signs mean... But I definitely don't believe Dior meant this to be demeaning to any woman!! It's just a great image!!!!
I agree it is a refreshing photo of defiance on the models part and so great to not have someone draped over a sofa holding a bag as so many of the fashion magazines do. I like the colours, mood & tone in this - but that is of course without knowing what the signs said.The photo is very interesting. The upright pose of the woman and the direct unsmiling gaze I thought was a statement. She's not a underaged model wearing nearly nothing but a sultry gaze, which is how a lot of ad campaigns sell fashion (and that is truly demeaning). The photo say "I'm not afraid to stand here and look you in the eye" and I think that is powerful. And she's carrying the iconic LD in this photo, which is remarkable too in its message.
Too bad Dior had to apologize. But that's what happens when art gets mixed up with marketing. As art, it's interesting and intellectually provocative. As marketing, well, I don't know what Dior is trying to say.