Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid starred for the art special issue of W Magazine. The models reproduced the iconic performances that glorified the artists of the 20th century - Yves Klein, Yoko Ono, Marina Abramovich and Ulaya (we have devoted a separate material to performative practices and pioneers in this art form).
But it was not the remakes of the performances that caused a violent reaction on social networks and the media, but the unusual cover of the issue, on which both models actually have no knees: their legs are equally smooth and even along the entire length. Indeed, the lack of knees is immediately striking, but there are many other oddities on this cover - for example, the creepy female dog in the lower right corner.
The publication's instagram says that the cover image was made by artists Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin, who in their works explore the impact of digital technology and reality shows on our lives. Models' over-photographed knees may be a reference to the unrealistic ideals of beauty that television and advertisements are dictating to us - but it's pretty easy to believe that the authors of the cover really overdid their photos.