Hatred of Female Beauty Example #12,337,231,010
Supermodel Carmen Kass was almost fed to the sharks recently, literally, during a photo shoot in the Caribbean.
The popular Victoria's secret runway model and fashion mag covergirl was submerged in a shark cage amid 60 hungry reef sharks, along with a team of divers there to protect her should anything go wrong. But when bait was tossed into the water to attract the sharks to her cage, one 10-footer actually got into Kass's cage with her. How? Seems someone left the door open.
"I saw this grey thing in front of my face. Then it opened its mouth", Kass relates. Luckily a diver did come to her rescue. "I would say I was a little scared."
The shoot was masterminded by war photojournalist turned fashion photographer Taryn Simon.
"I was talking with a stylist about the most dangerous shoot we could possibly imagine and we came up with sharks," he said. " We loved the idea of taking Vogue's Model of the Year, putting her in a cage and feeding her to the sharks." [Italics mine.]
Carmen Kass was facing something more sinister and more bloodthirsty than sharks in those waters - something less predictable and more merciless. She was facing hatred of female beauty, which is often as unexpected and deadly as any man-eating shark.
Luckily, Kass was not bitten or killed. Unfortunately, it'll take a lot more than expert divers to protect women from the many forms of hatred of female beauty.
Here's a link to the photos from the shoot. Look safe to you? Why do you think that door on the shark cage is open?
Go to http://www.carmen-kass.net, then click on Editorials, then 2001, the Fashion S/S.
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