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Karen Elson by Veronica Mortellaro

published on 2 November 2018

“The image I chose, is an outtake from a Tim Walker shoot I did a few years ago for British Vogue... I’m stripped down, no makeup, hair back, in androgynous clothes. Nothing in this image suggests the male gaze version of sexuality. I feel powerful and strong in my body, and it feels genderless and strong yet also delicate at the same time. In short, I feel like myself in this image, even if the fashion isn’t over the top. Its simplicity is its strength.”

- Karen Elson

“The image I chose, is an outtake from a Tim Walker shoot I did a few years ago for British Vogue... I’m stripped down, no makeup, hair back, in androgynous clothes. Nothing in this image suggests the male gaze version of sexuality. I feel powerful and strong in my body, and it feels genderless and strong yet also delicate at the same time. In short, I feel like myself in this image, even if the fashion isn’t over the top. Its simplicity is its strength.”

Illustration: Veronica Mortellaro
“Made in Britain” British 'Vogue' December 2013 Photographer: Tim Walker Styling: Kate Phelan Make-up: Sam Bryant, Hair: Sam McKnight
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