46-year-old supermodel Kristen McMenamy goes from grey to blonde in a freaky high fashion makeover featuring a threaded face and three sets of chicken fillets
18:00 GMT, 1 August 2012
The fad for threading is nothing new in the fashion industry, but British model Kristen McMenamy is taking the beauty trend to the extreme in a new shoot for high end fashion magazine Love.
In a painful looking picture uber stylist and Love Editor-In-Chief Katie Grand has wrapped nylon thread around the 46-year-old's face, completing the look with bleached eyebrows, heavily lined red lips and a flesh coloured Calvin Klein bra crammed with three pairs of chicken fillets. What else!
And the catwalk star's signature sheet of long grey hair has also been given the Grand treatment, being transformed in to a blonde retro bob in the bizarre shoot.
Kristen McMenamy for Love magazine
McMenamy, who is married to fashion photographer Miles Aldridge, is one of Grand's favourite models and her peculiar adrogynous look made her a huge hit with designers Chanel, Versace and Valentino in the eighties and nineties.
According to fashion blog fashionista.com the picture, part of a 'Fawnicate' story shot by photography duo Mart Alas & Marcus Piggott for the glossy, is intended to 'throw conventions of beauty to the wind and send fashion frolicking to a wild new frontier'.
Previous issues of the magazine have featured a naked Lara Stone, Kate Moss kissing another female model, Agyness Deyn dressed as Margaret Thatcher and teen heartthrob Justin Bieber
LOVE 8 ‘A Costume Drama’ Autumn/Winter 2012 is on sale now. Visit Love online here.
Lady grey: How the 46-year-old supermodel is usually seen. She is famous for refusing to dye her waist-length pale grey hair