Selva-Real women in Hong Kong?
“Real” beauty in Dove’s opinion is distorted by commercial advertising and high-end fashion magazines. Most models are already known for their ideal looks, but after the photo shoots, people like Pascal Dangin re-touch, cut-out, stylize, and alter them.
This kind of thing, Dove claims, presents an impossibly narrow ideal. It creates “self-limiting” norm for impressionable young girls. They’ve even created a self-esteem fund.
Another Dove photo here.
Regardless of his motives, Dangin considers himself an artist and what he does a pursuit of aesthetics.
It’s surprising why he wasn’t an architect or software designer…some field where the pursuit of beauty through mathematical form isn’t directly applied to fashion, or a woman’s desire to be beautiful…
Is it a French thing?
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