Bettina Rheims' book "Heroines" is going back to Amazon. It is a high quality, elegant, color photo album full of craftfully created portraits of celebrity women who were set up to act distressed and decadent. The photographs are too explicitly stylized to believe that the models just came from a party, hungover and roughed up, their beautiful dresses torn and ripped from their bodies. Their expressions are hollow and hesitant, which leaves the viewer wondering if they understand what Rheims wants them to represent. Did she want to create a 60s European decadent look (such as the images of Monica Vitti and Anita Eckberg) where the subjects appear vulnerable and disillusioned with a sexual overtone? If so, I do not think she succeeded. Not even the forward, with Catherine Millet's well worded but not very enthusiastic review nor the reference to Lucien Freud helps to explain the artist's intent.