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Slaves to Fashion

by Shruti Modi

In Slaves to Fashion for Smithsonian, Joseph Stromberg displays photos highlighting the rise in cosmetic surgery.

In ancient China, where foot binding was invented, a stunted foot signified a prized comeliness. In modern Manhattan, the pursuit of beauty has led some women to surgically shorten their toes and secure them with metal pins to fit more easily into three-inch Jimmy Choo stiletto heels. [more]