I'll be the first to admit I know next to nothing about the fashion/glamour industry, I don't wear makeup, I couldn't care less what my hair looks like, I'm not up on popular trends, and I got into this show completely by accident, not because I would have ever made a conscious decision to watch it. But now I'm hooked, partially because of the drama, partially because I just find it interesting. Don't ask me why.
I've seen enough snippets of "high fashion" runway shows to get that what they are trying to get the girls to do is basically what the models to do for high fashion runway shows. But as for the photo shoots...I'm wondering if they aren't taking it to an extreme.
I was in the doctor's office the other day, at a loose end with nothing to do but wait, so out of curiosity I picked up an issue of Vogue magazine. Started leafing through it, looking at the models' pictures. Now maybe I picked up the wrong magazine to judge high fashion photo shoots by, and let me know if I did, but all of the shots I saw looked fairly pedestrian. The poses were more classic and traditional, the backgrounds uncluttered if not spartan, most of the clothing was something you could wear out in public without embarrassment. No dramatic poses, no extreme wild outfits, no clown wigs, no body paint, no feathers, no glitter. No roller skates, trampolines, or deadly critters were involved.
Does what they make the girls do on this show have any bearing on reality in terms of what they may be called upon to do in real "high fashion" photo shoots? Or are they wildly exaggerating things for the sake of getting a bunch of girls to look extreme, or in some cases, extremely silly? Did I look at the wrong magazine? Or am I just not getting it?