heroin chic


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heroin chic

A term referring to a bony, underweight fashion look characterised by pale skin, sunken eyes, jutting face bones and other features suggestive of drug abuse.
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Jodie Kidd eventually retired from modelling after she was accused of promoting the heroin chic look.
Rifting off the legendary 1987 ad "This Is Your Brain on Drugs," this 1999 spot created by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America features an underweight model personifying heroin chic, who explains the downside of smack (a drug regularly used by less than 0.
The exploration of the beauty myth and heroin chic advertising as contributory causes to anorexia nervosa would have been worth a longer look.
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In a cultural landscape littered with "alternatives" (grunge, heroin chic, Bill Clinton), BC were quick to see identity as a fallacious term usurped by capital--and so they sought to undermine it from within, in their words, by "emulating a corporate image through 'joke' forms of business that are serious.
From the careless driving of James Dean to the heroin chic and suicide of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, there are no shortage of role models for the terminally glum.
QUEEN Stuart Townsend, in a fit Townsend's straggly of diva worship, gets down heroin chic mop on his knees and sucks is strictly mid '90s.
Fashion being the fickle thing that it is, there was a backlash against all that healthiness and ambition in the 90s, when grunge, painfully thin models and even heroin chic reared their ugly heads.
But what makes it so much more than that is that, well, it's in Berlin, the city of Wim Wenders' Wings of Desire (the original, 1970s version), of heroin chic, of David Bowie's "Heroes," of the Love Parade.
As a teenager she was an in-demand model, epitomising the heroin chic look that was all the rage with her thin frame.
Except the media turned the sordid lifestyle of this pathetic woman into some kind of heroin chic.
Clearly the world of haute couture has moved from heroin chic to torture trendy.