Gigi Hadid And Kendall Jenner Looking Quite Literally Unrecognisable For W Magazine
Oct 21 2016 by Francis Osborne
W Magazine released a statement to cover their ass: "The images of Kendall and Gigi are part of a project by artists Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin, who are known for their deliberate use of digital technology, combining distortions with makeup and prosthetics".
These days the same slender set are showing off their tiny tums in a variety of midriff-baring tops - cue Kendall Jenner, Stella Maxwell and Gigi Hadid all strutting the streets of NY in next-to-nothing casual-wear. They are turned into domesticated humanoid pets, donning prosthetic noses and having pointy ears.
W Magazine explained on Instagram that the cover and shoot for the Art Issue with the two models is meant to transform the two into "super friendly, domesticated humanoid pets". Their answer: The friendliest.
According to the artists, as much as we attempt to train pets, they're actually just training us to want them - and it's the same with social media. Which is obviously great for them, though not necessarily the thing to push the rest of us into de-robing. "Training and taming something is not one-sided", he said. We created social media, but then it changed us because we interacted with it. "You can't really avoid being trained".
Also there's a video, with an introduction by RoseLee Goldberg, of Jenner acting out some well-known works of performance art-Yoko Ono'sCut Piece, an YvesKlein anthropometry performance, etc.