Ooo! Look! My mouth is in style!
From The Wall Street Journal:
At model casting calls for New York's fashion week, which begins today, one of the most coveted attributes is an affront to modern orthodontics: gapped teeth.
The look is a bold departure from recent standards of idealized beauty that have rewarded curvaceous and perfect-smile models, such as Doutzen Kroes and Miranda Kerr, with high-profile ad campaigns.
Instead of perfection, designers now want what casting directors call "characters."
Now, before my fellow gapped-tooth brothers and sisters get too excited. Or start chirping about how in certain parts of Africa gapped-teeth are like the it-sexy thang to have, let's pay attention to who is being prized for their not-so-atypical mouths.
Psst. It's not you, Condoleeza Rice and Essence founder Susan L. Taylor!