“It is no difficulty to see the common ground: It is the sleekness. The sleekness characterizes our presence. [...] I ask myself: Why should one be bothered by a few scratches on an object? Why strive for a smooth surface? This already reveals a link between the sleek smartphone, the even skin and love. […] And is it not true, that today one also avoids every sorrow in love? One does not want to be vulnerable and spares every violating and every violation. [...] Even art does not want to violate anymore nowadays. Jeff Koons’ sculptures have no violations, no fractures, no cracks, no break lines, no sharp edges and no seams. Everything flows in soft, smooth transitions. Everything seems to be rounded, abraded, polished – Jeff Koons’ art is dedicated to sleek surfaces. Today a culture of indulgence emerges.” (Free translation from the German original. Byung-Chul Han: Tut mir Leid, aber das sind Tatsachen. In: Zeit Online, Zeit Wissen, no. 05, 2014) Byung Chul Han on today\'s beauty and what Brazilian Waxing, I-Phones and Jeff Koons have in common. Concept, Fashion and textile design, Pattern Cutting by Nari Haase. Fashion Photography: Hannah Herzberg Textile Photography: Alexander Dalbert Model: Ida B.