Kate Moss Plays Good/Evil in for ‘W’ Magazine Cover [PHOTOS]

February 24th, 2012 // Leave a Comment

Fashion’s favorite Mango girl, Kate Moss, is playing into one of the industry’s most recycled themes: good and evil.

Featured on a split cover this February, W Magazine is dancing the controversial line with Moss’ demonic persona and angelic counterpart. Stefano Tonchi, W‘s bigwig had this to say about the cover’s inspiration, according to The Huffington Post:

“As I sat through the spring collections in New York, London, Milan, and Paris, I kept thinking about the dichotomy between ‘good girls’ and ‘bad girls.’ It’s an old trope that the fashion world loves to recycle every few seasons [...] This season, however, the good girls seemed to constantly stray into bad-girl territory, and vice versa. Designers are too savvy to go for straightforward cliches, and what I found most interesting was the way in which they tweaked familiar archetypes.”

Sinful red lips and a dark lace wrap keep to the evil undertones of cover one, while a Vera Wang gown and a fresh, natural make-up palette made Moss look like the Virgin Mary… or the virginal bride she aimed to be last year.

But what you really need to see, is the inside spread… If this trend catches on, I’m avoiding empty churches.

By Samantha Eng

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