Call this fashion code: White is the New Black.
Definition: Whitened faces make women look dramatic and “existential” — like “black swans.” The whitened face derives its power from the surrounding black.
Notes on this code: Whiteness as a sign you’ve achieved sophistication — rejected the natural. The key insight here is the drama and aesthetics are prioritized over naturalness. As Oscar Wilde said, “Nature is just a pose — and the most tiresome pose, at that.”
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