Lots of different patterns are regularly used to fashion dresses, shirts and even slacks. Sometimes they’re simple, with stripes or polka dots or solids. Sometimes they get a little crazy, with small animals or large florals.
But only the bold choose to rock a very realistic painting of a human face splashed across their torso. And not in an ironic, “Free Winona” kind of way. In a Renaissance painting, creepily realistic, double-take-to-make-sure-there-isn’t-a-parasite-on-your-chest kind of way.
Yet that’s just what model-turned-actress Lily Cole did last night at the Toronto Film Festival premiere of her new movie, “The Moth Diaries.” There’s somethiing about the way the face fades into the background color, how close it is to Cole’s face, and frankly, how much it resembles Cole’s face, that makes the whole thing feel awkward to me.
What about you? How do you feel?