Vanity Fair, A Popular Culture And Fashion Magazine

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Famous actor Jennifer Aniston is the epitome of youth and success in today’s pop culture. In essence, she represents what all middle aged women should look like and what young women should want to look like at the age of 46. She can be found in various advertisements for health and beauty products, and with a personal Fountain of Youth and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, she is usually portrayed as an inspiration for women (and if she is not thought of this way, she can definitely make a grown woman roll her eyes and scoff). For the past fifty years, advertisements have laid down the laws and standards of recognizable beauty. Ads found in Vanity Fair, a popular culture and fashion magazine which targets young-middle aged women, and InStyle, a Hollywood fashion and celebrity trend magazine with a broad-aged audience of high-middle class women, will be used to discuss points in Susan Bordo’s “Beauty (Re)discovers the Male Body” on beauty, youthfulness, and addictions. An ad running in Vanity Fair is for a Chopard watch, but it also alludes to an entire collection of jewelry called IMPERIALE. Posing in it, is Hilary Rhoda, who also models in ads for companies such as Estée Lauder, Gucci, and Dolce & Gabbana, which are companies known for their controversial advertisements. Portrayed as a goddess in this particular ad, Rhoda is in a room alone, sitting in a throne-like chair, and she is gazing directly at her audience with eyes and face done up in a thick coating of
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