When I was in college, I noticed this poster hanging in several girls’ dorm rooms. Why was it so popular? And why, although I mocked it as being a cliché, was I secretly just as entranced by it as they were? Well, for one thing, who wouldn’t want to have a romantic rendezvous in Paris? And the girl seems so nonchalant, putting on her lipstick before she even puts on her shoes. Is she absorbed in her own reflection, or is she deliberately seducing him? Is the man enchanted by her gesture, or just wishing she would finish getting ready?
Image: Pamela Hanson, “Bis”