Carrie once joked in a SATC episode that her shoe-buying addiction would see her end up as a "Fendi bag lady" and W’s September editorial featuring model Sasha Pivovarova has tapped into that theme.
With fashion labels, magazines and consumers feeling the pinch of the recession, this timely editorial brilliantly portrays every fashionista’s worst fear - the point when their designer buying habits lead them to destitution.
Photographed by Craig McDean and styled by Alex White, Sasha Pivovarova is outfitted in torn Dior and Prada shopping bags to become the most stylish vagrant the streets have ever seen.
The scene is oddly compelling but thankfully I don’t think recession-weary women are yet ready to wrap themselves in couture carry bags and trade in their condos for cardboard boxes.
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