Fashion Parody: What Would A “Real” Woman Look Like in a Glossy Fashion Ad Campaign?

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French journalist and fashion stylist Natalie Croquet wanted to know what it feels like to be the face of a million dollar fashion advertising campaign, and more specifically, what it looks like when a-non model poses for the pictures. Sure Kate Moss and Edie Campbell are going to look great no matter what lighting, and clothes you put them in, but would the images remain aspirational if someone a little less supermodely fronted the campaigns? Along with photographer Daniel Schweizer, Natalie Croquet carefully recreated each ad campaign with an impressive amount of accuracy – a subtle bend in the hair, the positioning of the clothing, the makeup, all made for a compelling reproduction of the original. As far as luxury ad campaigns go, Natalie admitted that they are as loaded with subtle meaning as they can get, “Women, consumption, retouching, cosmetics, aging, beauty, those all come to mind, but truly those issues are up for debate,” she explained to Buzzfeed, “I feel people need a more spiritual approach to life, and good fun…I’m happy to give them that, even if I’m just making fun of myself.” You have to give it to her, it’s not easy to be so directly compared to some of the most beautiful women on earth, let alone do it so publicly. That takes courage. And let us go on record and say we think Natalie looks absolutely beautiful in the images below (especially the Givenchy and Eric Bompard ads). Sure, she’s no Kate Moss…but who is? Arguably, not even Kate Moss looks like Kate Moss in real life. Let us know what you think!

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Natalia Borecka

Natalia is the editor in chief and publisher of Lone Wolf Magazine. She founded the publication in 2012.

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  1. I think it would’ve also been interesting to have afforded her the same amount of photoshopping those models had in the campaign, just to see what ‘an ordinary woman’ looks like with the same amount of photoshopping as a model.

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