Celebrities and models are constantly idolized for their looks, but the Too Beautiful To Be True exhibit shows that such adoration is often misplaced. The media often glorifies their perfect pouts and gorgeous gams, making the 'average' woman despise her own looks and yearn for another appearance. This exhibit is comprised of masks that grant those wishes -- though not in the way that is expected.
Created by 24-year-old German designer Meike Harde, the Too Beautiful To Be True exhibit comments on the current ideal of beauty. The catch, according to Harde, is "when put on, however, they cause contortions of the face. This is meant to show that artificially produced beauty is not always beautiful." The masks may be simple constructions, but they have dramatic effects that will encourage women to question their obsession with celebrity beauty.
Disturbing Celebrity Masks
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