From Mutinous Masked Models to Laced Sleeping Beauties

By: Rebecca Byers - Published: Jan 30, 2012
Masked fashion features are everywhere lately; whether it's lace-eye masks or full-blown animal headgear, these facial fashions add a surreal and freakish element to a photo shoot that is important when attempting to evoke emotion from an audience. While at times unsettling, masks are used to stir a reaction within the viewer, which is what makes an image successful; this is especially important in advertising.

Masks are a symbol of pretense and disguise; they present a stylized facade to the world that is not too different from the general intention of the fashion industry. Masked fashion features -- aside from being symbolic and a bit ironic -- provide an ethereal aesthetic to the photo shoot that captures the attention of the viewer while highlighting the outfit at hand. Stats for 100 Masked Fashion Features Trending: Older & Buzzing
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Interest: 5.1 minutes
Concept: Masked Fashion Features
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Segment: Females, 12-55
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