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Shot on location at the Palazzo Biscari in Italy, Mikael Jansson makes neat work of the stunning Rococo scenery with Cara Delevingne as muse. Each shot was as distinct as the next with a different backdrop each time but the culmination of it all came in the carefully curated mix of colored and black-and-white photos that would fit right into any art gallery.
The Dior Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign marks Raf Simon’s first ad campaign as creative director of Dior and also Dior’s first ever print ad campaign for a main ready-to-wear collection since Spring/Summer 2011 –apart from ad campaigns for its Lady Dior and Miss Dior bags. Choosing to focus more on shooting campaigns for its beauty, eyewear, fragrance, and bag collections in recent seasons, the arrival of Raf Simons in April 2012 as artistic director is proving to be a dawn of a new age for the house of Dior.
This is clearly evident in a decidedly refreshing take that has Raf Simons’ favoured minimalism style stamped all over it with the usage of blocks of white frames that were seen at the runway show in September 2012. At once it might seem disperse with models placed at different grounds for a dimensional setting and props plastered randomly but on deeper realisation, it evokes an imaginative realm that is one part dreamlike and another demure.
Aided by Willy Vanderperre who so often shot ad campaigns for Jil Sander when Raf Simons was still there, the Dior Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign features Dior regular Daria Strokous alongside Anna Martynova, Diane Conterato, Nicole Pollard, and Marie Piovesan.
Dior in Vogue: the archive is presented alongside the Raf Simons feature which can only be found in the digital edition of Vogue UK January 2013. The grandeur amounts of fabric and exquisite French elegance as seen through the years since 1946, collated in the pages of Vogue. See designs from the likes of Christian Dior himself to Gianfranco Ferré, Marc Bohan, and John Galliano; modelled by Jean Shrimpton, Jane Birkin, and Linda Evangelista among many others; and shot by photographers including Irving Penn, Craig McDean, David Bailey, and Patrick Demarchelier to name a few.
These models of yesteryear bring me back to the cover of Vogue UK January 2013, which features Kate Upton in a demure Alaîa dress shot by Alasdair McLellan. As you would have already known, there are two camps: one for Kate Upton’s ‘refreshing body image’ in high fashion and the other against her ‘unconventional’ measurements going against what is deemed the ‘standard’. While we can’t possible predict the future shift in industry standards, one thing’s for sure; waif or curvy, these Dior creations are gorgeous either way.
Check out all 28 photos of Dior in Vogue: the archive for Vogue UK January 2013 below.
Like what you see? Find more of such photos in the book, Vogue on: Christian Dior (Vogue on Designers).
Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart both cover the Interview Magazine June/July 2012 edition in the wake of the release of their movie, Snow White and The Huntsman. Shot by Mikael Jansson and styled by Karl Templer, Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart wear the likes of Balenciaga, Dior, Dries Van Noten, Tom Ford, Maison Martin Margiela, Lanvin and Valentino among others in an editorial themed much similar to the mood of their movie. Kristen Stewart manages to look drab in a fashion editorial yet again while the ever captivating Charlize Theron takes centre stage.
Read their interview on interviewmagazine.com and check out the full editorial spread of Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart by Mikael Jansson for Interview Magazine June/July 2012 below.
Ladies Who Lunch by Benjamin Lennox for V Magazine #77 is the perfect editorial to kick-start the end-of-season/summer sales that will be upon us soon in the next couple of months. Well it does not have to be the likes of Chanel, Givenchy, Prada or Dior, these ladies sure know how to shop and dine in style a la Sex and the City. Better start saving up! Check out the rest of the Ladies Who Lunch spread by Benjamin Lennox for V Magazine #77 below.