I’m so incredibly late in posting this up, but I suppose it’s only now as I’m in the thick of reading Baudrillard that simulacra and hyperreality are starting to fascinate me. Barbie and Christian Louboutin himself strike up a lovely dolliance in their pictures together, don’t they?
To dissimulate is to feign not to have what one has. To simulate is to feign to have what one hasn’t.
[Jean Baudrillard, Simulacra and Simulations (1988)]
Of course, even in the forging of simulation and teetering on the hyperreal, Mr Louboutin still sticks to what he’s best at.
Along the same line of hyperreality, I personally found a favourite in CdG’s collaboration with Miss Plastic-Fantastic. Whatever she ventures into, in my book it seems that Rei Kawakubo can do no wrong.
[Jingle Flowers, BarbiexCdG, via Refinery29]