What's Wrong With This Picture? Isadora Duncan Edition

Ronnie Schreiber
by Ronnie Schreiber
what s wrong with this picture isadora duncan edition

Not that many fashion models have worked in machine shops, but most people should know that loose clothing and rotating objects don’t mix, or rather they mix too well. The cape streaming off of her neck may make for a nice photo but it could easily have led to some seriously negative publicity had that cape been snagged by a spinner on those knockoff wheels. Dancer Isadora Duncan’s penchant for long flowing scarves led to her demise in 1927. Riding in a friend’s Bugatti, she was strangled when one of her signature boas got caught in a rear wheel. One would think that at least one person at BMW or their ad company would have known about Duncan’s fate when they started tossing around ideas for a photo shoot to promote their new concept, the 328 Hommage. Apparently that wasn’t the case.

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  • Corky Boyd Corky Boyd on May 23, 2011

    That fashion model was probably safe. In all liklihood the car was stationary and a fan used to simulate motion. That's the way they do it. Still, long loose hair around a metal turning lathe at a Yale lab or wearing a necktie around a circular saw can ruin your day.

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    • M 1 M 1 on May 24, 2011

      @Kevin Kluttz 1. Circular Select 2. Filters -> Blur -> Radial Blur 3. Ok 4. Save

  • Wagon Of Fury Wagon Of Fury on May 23, 2011

    Wow they went a little overboard on that Camaro convertible prototype. And shouldn't it be 327 Homage ? Geez you'd think they'd get the spelling right.

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