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Ria Vaidya: Psychotic but Iconic

 

Photography and Text by Ria Vaidya, Copyright 2017

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PSYCHOTIC BUT ICONIC

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To be iconic is to be a symbol, and often with that symbol comes a streak of madness. From Karl Lagerfeld to Naomi Campbell to Kate Moss, being iconic has not always meant being perfectly in line with societal views. Some of the most iconic figures to date have not come without their baggage. This series aims to capture and illustrate a metaphor; this metaphor speaks for how clothes act not only as a style but also as a mask, in particular: the jacket. Jackets unlike other mainstream clothing items have the ability to add layers, or some might say extra façade. Throughout this series, the model modeled several different unique jackets that are very distinct from one another. Each piece could very well characterize completely different types of personalities yet the model executes each look thus portraying how fashion and style can change the perception of an individual. It can act as a barrier or as a gateway into their true self, regardless having the ability to create an identity for themselves. Fashion allows a person to camouflage into whatever and whomever they want. Inside they may be psychotic, but nonetheless, they can just as well be iconic.

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Portrait of Ria Vaidya by Linda Ruan, Copyright 2017

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About The Artist: Ria Vaidya is a Senior enrolled in the College of the University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2018. To access additional articles by Ria Vaidya, click herehttp://tonywardstudio.com/blog/ria-vaidya-blinding/

 

 

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