Published on July 18th, 2011 | by tomkolovos5
Look at all the lonely people: The 2011 Fall fashion ad campaigns
I got the August issue of W in the mail yesterday and I was dumbstruck by the luxury fashion ad campaigns just rolling out.
Look at all the lonely people. So solitary, pained, so far away but not in the present moment. Anguished. Dispirited. Remote. Troubled. Menacing. Crazy. Disturbed.
There is nothing aspirational or inspirational about their lives. Would you trade places with any of them? If the products in these ads have infected the lives of these people with such malaise, what will they do to ours?
If one didn’t know better, one would think these were chic ads for anti depressants. Maybe that’s what the products in the ads are? Chic anti depressants?
Yes, the ads look like they’re hawking anti depressants for chic, moneyed people. Is the disconnect between the haves and have nots so complete that it’s no longer verboten to co opt the pain of the losers in this economy to sell luxury goods as anti depressants to those very few that can still afford them?
If the public’s appetite for the Casey Anthony trial and aftermath is any indication, yes. All the losers (culturally, economically and socially) are still engrossed by Casey Anthony and the Wall Street job killers and the Murdock family hackers are still laughing all the way to the bank.
Tom Kolovos is Editor in Chief of aControlledSubstance.com
Where’s Casey Anthony? Did she kill the economy? Where’s the outrage for the bankers we let walk free?