I absolutely LOVE this magazine spread by W Mag with Linda Evangelista, my all time favorite supermodel from the authentic days of supermodels.
Of course Photoshop makes her look like a doll for the closeups and one couldn’t tell the difference between her youthful photos of the 90s versus her 47-year-old current self and this is of course, disheartening. However, let’s focus on the good side. These photos are reminiscent of modern femininity translated as feminine sexuality and heroism. “You’ve come a long way baby” gets taken to the next level with each generation of women.
The photos depict a woman (Linda) as a modern-day superhero and rightfully so. Modern day women ARE in fact superheros with little power than their brains and their sex; and most women do in fact use both brains and sexuality to get what they want. Some call it motherhood, others call it career.
Be a politician, an artist or a porn star, you can’t become a “star” unless you have a brain. Sex alone cannot give you success, power or happiness. It can take you to the door but there’s a lot more behind it. Many women will knock the idea of using one’s sexuality for gain but truthfully, it guarantees little in the end so it’s a useless debate and judgment. Longevity of superheroism is created by the character within the gendered body, not necessarily through the body’s use.
This photo spread is art. Absolutely gorgeous in every way.