The concept of the thigh gap is one of the most bizarre aspects of our culture’s obsession with female images. It’s also one of the most controversial, which is what made it an interesting subject for fashion photographer Guy Aroch.
Aroch is taking part in a weekly series from luxury website Nowness called #DefineBeauty with his installment “The Magic Gap.”
“The Magic Gap” contains video of plenty of that sweet, sweet negative space, as well as abstract voice overs pondering the significance of the thigh gap (it’s that kind of project). Visually, it has a color palette and sensibility inspired by the New York of the 1970s, a time when the term “thigh gap” did not exist.
You can watch Guy Aroch’s “The Magic Gap” installment of the Nowness #DefineBeauty web series for yourself below. And for more from Nowness, just check it out right here.
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