I think this is ultimately intentional sleaze-photography. It’s meant to look dirty and scandalous. It’s supposed to look like she’s the “young, aspiring model – turned broken sex toy”. It’s all about Miley’s disgraceful “new image”. This is THE guy to do the job.
Personally I don’t have the stomach for that man. This set could be considered “Faux-ish”, absolutely, but it is intentional.
If this spawns some terrible movement of styling this way, then we have a serious problem on our hands. Many people won’t understand the irony here and I’m sure there are already Faux’s out there claiming that this shoot “inspired” their shoddy work that followed.
Realistically, I will say I hate this shoot.