Maria Kabelis Uses Stilt-Walking Model for Sky-High Fashion Shoot

 - Jun 4, 2009   Updated: Mar 31 2011
This outrageous photo shoot by Maria Kabelis evokes visions of the circus with a multi-talented model walking on stilts. Sky-high couture, anyone? The voluminous gold balloon dress the model is wearing is enhanced by the sheer height the stilts give her.

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Implications - For as long as most can remember, the fashion industry has had a vested interest in models that are tall and thin. Photographers like Maria Kabelis recognize and almost mock this fact by taking it to the utmost extreme. This is an example of art that plays with body images, which is not only interesting but necessary in today's image-obsessed society.