We are fascinated with this new series of videos by Nick Knight and his always groundbreaking Showstudio (in collaboration with V Magazine). Outfitted by Carine Roitfeld, Lara Stone demonstrates kick ass self defense moves, using the Israeli system of Krav Maga, all while wearing Givenchy, Balenciaga, Chanel and more.
Kudos to Nick Knight for his statement: “Women should have the right to wear whatever they want, whenever they want, without fear of being attacked. The purpose of these fashion films is to help give women the ability to defend themselves wherever necessary. I’ve always argued fashion has a larger voice, rather than just reflecting beauty, it also assumes a political stance. Get Back, Stay Back! is a very important piece and will show that fashion has a central role in our society. If this story could save one woman from being raped or attacked, it will have served its purpose.”
In a world where women must always be prepared against violent assault, Ms Stone proves you can be totally fierce even in the highest of heels.
Check out the first video where Lara (in Givenchy and Prada heels) yells: “Get Back, Stay back.”
For other videos, including Lara defending against a knife, a choke and an attack on the floor,
go to Showstudio’s Get Back, Stay Back page.
For images from the shoot, pick up a copy of V Magazine, out on newsstands now.
For more information where Lara got her lessons, go to the Institute of Krav Maga UK, or go to a Krav Maga institute near you.