That whole “models don’t eat” stigma is quickly becoming a thing of the past, thanks in part to a trendy editorial motif that involves our favorite girls stuffing their faces with food in front of the camera.
This theme is particularly popular with Terry Richardson, who has captured some of the world’s top models chowing down on almost anything you could think of, from ice cream and cupcakes to fried chicken and raw meat. We’re thinking that Uncle Terry’s favorite food must be spaghetti—and he must dream of sharing a dish Lady and the Tramp-style with Lindsey Wixson—since he combined the pasta and the model in two nearly identical editorials over the last few months.
In the Fall/Winter 2011 issue of Purple, the adorable Miss Wixson devours an Italian feast while decked out in Mugler. If you experienced some major déjà vu upon viewing this photo, you’re not alone—an almost indistinguishable image appeared in Vogue Japan’s June 2011 issue, in an editorial that was appropriately titled “Spaghetti Western.”
Everything from the spaghetti-slurping model to the table packed with plates to the Marinara sauce shade of red lipstick is the same, so it’s pretty obvious Richardson is obsessed with this concept. Want more proof? You may recall the the photo of Crystal Renn piling pasta into her mouth that Terry shot for the October 2010 issue of Vogue Paris, which probably served as inspiration for these two Wixson shoots.
Which of these saucy shots do you prefer? More importantly, are you a fan of this concept or should the pigging out on Italian food be left to the Jersey Shore kids?