The new Chanel Spring 2011 campaign, starring Freja Beha Erichsen and Baptiste Giabiconi is lifeless, without emotion and devoid of sensuality. It reminds me of the Victorian British in India, done up 21st century style.
In fact, a certain monasticism is in the air.
Restraint, self discipline, and ‘rising above’ pleasure are key to this trend, which is the exact opposite of Smart Sensuality. Simply stated, these women do not have sex.
When we look at Freja Beha with Arizona Muse on the January 2011 cover of Italian Vogue, and also Julia Saner a first release image from Valentino Sp 2011, co-starring Freja Beha and Caroline Brasch Nielsen, we see the ‘Black Swan’ effect in play.
All images via Model.com.