Supermodels Sans Fards
Last April we saw Eva Herzigova, Monica Bellucci and Sophie Marceau on the cover of French Elle without make-up, or 'sans fards' as it was en français (and far more fun to say). And now Peter Lindbergh has reunited with his supermodel muses for Bazaar and for once it's their faces that are bare naked. We get to see Cindy, Shalom, Nadja (love the smile), Amber, Helena, Tatjana (never did get her), Claudia and Kristen. Kristen! Remember Kristen McMenamy? That's her above, sans fards and eyebrows! That one was a shocker. She's got the typical pretty model hair now but still no brows. Conventional and extreme all at once. Neat.
But where are Linda and Christy? I can't see them not being asked. And I can't see Christy saying no, she's the one known for embracing all things natural. But Linda...not so sure. Naomi we've seen without make-up in her mug shots so that took care of that.
Since I'm writing this from Linda Evangelista's hometown of St. Catharines, Ontario (I must get a scan of her high school yearbook photos - you would not believe it) and we're reminiscing about Kristen McMenamy, here's a most awesome shot of the two from back in the day by Arthur Elgort, wearing lots of fards:
And here's the rest. What do you think? Is the black and white a bit of a cop-out as it creates definition (Cindy?) and erases the ruddiness that makes going without slap so unappealing?
(I think someone has had her lips done)