Chinese media was amused to find that the ‘facekini’- a rubber face mask popularized by the aunties of Qingdao- has been featured in fashion bible the CR Fashion Book, run by French Vogue former editor, Carine Roitfeld.
The facekini -for the auntie who loves to swim, but hates tanning- covers all but the wearer’s eyes nose and mouth and is terrifyingly reminiscent of a gimp mask, which makes it one of the odder trends for the western fashionistas to have picked up on.
The shoot is titled ‘Masking in the Sun’ and features a model in swimwear lounging by a pool in various poses, all sporting different versions of the facekini.
According to the accompanying blurb, the shoot “...blends all of the glamour of a Helmut Newton-esque pool party with the idea that a deep tan is the enemy...”.
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