Strike a Pose: Real Women Bring Fashion Poses to the Streets of New York in Short Film

Fashion / August 26, 2011

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As a culture, we are constantly bombarded with images of waif like models contorted into unnatural positions that are somehow deemed to be attractive.

We have all been conditioned to flip through magazines and not be confused at seeing a model sprawled on the ground, hands draped over her face in a bed of flowers.

Filmmaker Yolanda Dominguez has decided to call attention to this peculiar practice through her humorous short “Poses.” Although the premise of the clip is lighthearted, Dominguez brings to light just how unrealistically the fashion industry portrays females.

In the short funny film, Dominguez takes high fashion to the streets of New York by employing real women to pose in public, and some of the reactions of passersby are PRICELESS.

Click play below to watch the short film by Yolanda Dominguez.




Saron Olkaba
Saron Olkaba
Saron is a writer and student born in Ethiopia and raised in Washington, DC. She is incapable of keeping a phone for longer than a few months, exclusively wears Miss. Dior Cherie, and her guilty pleasures include any novel written by V.C. Andrews (don’t judge), Essie’s “Little Brown Dress", and Stoli. She is currently obsessed with the poetry of Edmund Wilson and The Arctic Monkey’s latest album “AM”.




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