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Aimee Mullins by Petra Lunenburg

published on 2 November 2018

“My particular adventures in modelling were unique in that I was able to change my body as many times as I changed my outfit. To that end, it only felt right and honest to submit ONE moment where I felt that my power as a woman were highlighted and bolstered by the fashion: The image I chose is from the cover image of me that Nick took now 20 years (!) ago; even though the intended original outfit was sport-centric and looked great, removing layers until the curves of my body were on full display — both those of flesh and of woven carbon fiber — made the final pared-down outfit (namely, some leggings and my Cheetah legs) one of the most memorable and fashionable for me. It has remained a powerful image for me mainly because it introduced the world to something made for a sports function, and transformed that functionality into a sculptural, aesthetic beauty... a truly future-fashion look.”

- Aimee Mullins

“My particular adventures in modelling were unique in that I was able to change my body as many times as I changed my outfit. To that end, it only felt right and honest to submit ONE moment where I felt that my power as a woman were highlighted and bolstered by the fashion: The image I chose is from the cover image of me that Nick took now 20 years (!) ago; even though the intended original outfit was sport-centric and looked great, removing layers until the curves of my body were on full display — both those of flesh and of woven carbon fiber — made the final pared-down outfit (namely, some leggings and my Cheetah legs) one of the most memorable and fashionable for me. It has remained a powerful image for me mainly because it introduced the world to something made for a sports function, and transformed that functionality into a sculptural, aesthetic beauty... a truly future-fashion look.”

Illustration by Petra Lunenburg
'Dazed & Confused' Issue 46 Photographer: Nick Knight Styling: Katy England Guest Editor: Alexander McQueen Leggings: Adidas
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