Steven Meisel Creates Crazy, Trashy, Amazing GIFs For Vogue Italia

Rachel Krause | February 23, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Never thought you’d see a supermodel with the track of her weave showing, did you? Famed photographer and (in my opinion) total creative genius Steven Meisel is already known for his exceptionally provocative work (see: his fantastic “Supermodels Enter Rehab” editorial), but he’s taken it a step further with a preview for Vogue Italia’s spring fashion issue called “Haute Mess,” a series of insane, hypnotizing, and vaguely nauseating GIFs. Read more — and see the GIFs — after the jump…

We normally see models like Abbey Lee Kershaw, Coco Rocha, and Jessica Stam decked out impeccably in fashion’s finest, beautified and styled to the very last detail, but Meisel has cast them in a very different light this time around. The girls behind his lens make trashy look irresistible — peep Abbey’s hastily etched eyebrows and Pamela Anderson-circa-“Baywatch” lipliner, then Guinevere van Seenus’s Katy Perry-on-meth vibe as she throws back cheese puffs. Don’t these make you want to slap on acrylics, affix countless Twix wrappers to your hair, and call it a day? [Fashionista, Fashionista (2)]