High Concept (II)

I’ve got it: To show our new line of, well, whatever it is we’re showing, we’ll need a half-orc. A female half-orc. In scale mail hauberk. A female half-orc in a scale male hauberk with a lacy bird tail. Let’s make this happen!

A half orc in a hauberk on the cover of WSJ magazine

Inside the magazine, they have a little biography of the model, Stella Tennant, but on the cover and on the photo spread, they really play up her masculinity and severity. In other shots, she’s comely.

Stella Tennant elsewhere

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Stella Tennant elsewhere

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Again, I don’t understand the fashion world, but as I get further examine it through the High Concept series (see the previous entry about a Vulcan with an orchid), the more I have to wonder if it’s run by a bunch of old science fiction/fantasy/Dungeons and Dragons geeks who’ve somehow moved into moving textiles.