Who says fashion, art and design should be limited to clothing and accessories? One cosmetic surgeon is boldly endeavoring to redefine the runway scene during Fashion Week in New York City.
For Dr. Ramtin Kassir, his biggest desire was to throw a massive gala, which he described as “a fusion of art, fashion, and plastic surgery.” Some attendees have been much more succinct, calling the event a “plastic surgery fashion show.” Regardless, the event is causing a bit of a hubbub and hullabaloo and even a minor cause célèbre among the modeling and fashion community.
“Patients’ pictures hung on the wall while they paraded their nipped, tucked and Botoxed bodies through a crowd, which included New Jersey “Housewives” Melissa Gorga, Jacqueline Laurita, Teresa Aprea and Nicole Napolitano,” according to an exclusive insider report filed by The New York Post.
Dr. Kassir described his recent work as “living art” at a social networking get together at One Art Space last month.
“It’s really not surgery, because if you do surgery on somebody you can tell, but if you can combine some techniques and call it art, you get this,” Dr. Kassir told The Post.
When showcasing images of his recent plastic and cosmetic art, Kassir affirmed his desire for perfection in his work.
“You can do aggressive things … but if you get them near those ratios and perspectives of art, they look amazing,” Kassir explained to The Post.
“Patients were heard discussing procedures, with one woman giddily describing how she almost overdosed on painkillers after having her ears pinned back,” New York Post reporter Mara Siegler reported of the gala.