Playing Indian: Tom Ford

Found this when I was browsing the web and saw an article about the upcoming issue of French Vogue being guest-edited by Tom Ford. This picture was the teaser and also accompanied the article along with a few other shots. Of course it caught my attention due to the Indian headdress at first. I’m not sure quite what I think of it. On the one hand, I can look at it as a stereotypical treatment of a white man “playing Indian.” However, there is so much in the fashion world that deals with fantasy and imagination that I find it hard to condemn this. If not respectful, the use of the headdress along with the addition of the horse is romantic. Which leads me to believe that this must be an advertisement for something.


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