This editorial shot by Boyd Alexander for Heritage Magazine shows model Florian Pessenteiner as a paragon of decadence amid a world of decay. Pessenteiner's frilled fashion seems to date him back to a far more elegant time, whereas the setting in which he is placed is anything but.

We've seen a number of photo shoots and art collections that present this theme of decadence and decay commingling. Check out some of my favorite pieces that follow this theme below.