Recreated photos are a great example of nostalgia's part in the modern individual's consciousness. For Spring 2019, fashion company Balmain taps into this phenomenon by taking cues of an iconic photograph from 1993.
The original sees a topless Janet Jackson and her ex-boyfriend Rene Elizondo who is cupping her breasts. The image is quite tasteful and in black and white. The recreated photo sees model Cara Delevigne and Balmain's creative director Olivier Rousteing in a similar pose. The image is as elegant as it was back in 1993. Although quite sensual, the original and the recreated photo lacks sexual energy. That is, there is "nothing flirtatious about them."
Photo Credits: Patrick Demarchelier (original), Dan Belieu