The Prada Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign unveils a mouth-watering cast of veteran and up-and-coming models shot by Steven Meisel. Amber Valletta, Raquel Zimmermann, Saskia De Brauw, Sasha Pivovarova, Eva Herzigova, and Kirsten Owen make up the somewhat surprising cast of heavyweights while Sung Hee Kim, Irene Hiemstra, Irina Kravchenko, Vanessa Axente, and Prada worldwide exclusive for Spring/Summer 2013, Maartje Verhoef –who opened the show– make up the list of exciting newcomers.
“Flowers are a recurring motif: there is nothing girly or ostentatious about these blooms or these women; full-length shots are paired with cropped images, accentuating the contrasting characteristics of these eleven eclectic and iconic models.”
A relatively different take from its previous ad campaigns, this dynamic cast of models do take the attention off the clothes which although iconic in their own right, felt a tad less wearable and trend-setting than its previous collections of late. This concept of “contrasting characteristics” also resulted in 20 pairings (images) with repeat shots that felt slightly overdone but still, Amber Valletta, Sasha Pivovarova, who is slowly edging her way back into the scene post-pregnancy, Vanessa Axente, Irene Hiemstra, and Maartje Verhoef were draws for me.
Check out the rest of the Prada Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign by Steven Meisel below.
Image Credits: Prada
Raquel Zimmermann replaces Arizona Muse as the face of YSL, fronting the Yves Saint Laurent Fall/Winter 2011/2012 ad campaign. Shot by Inez and Vinoodh, Raquel Zimmermann is pictured against a floor to ceiling window overlooking city buildings, showcasing monochrome pieces by Stefano Pilati’s YSL. The highlight of this ad campaign has to be the Yves Saint Laurent Fall/Winter 2011/2012 ad campaign video. Shot also by Inez and Vinoodh, the video uses stop-motion animation to feature 14 looks in 53 seconds to the soundtrack of LCD Soundsystem’s I Can Change. Check out the full Yves Saint Laurent Fall/Winter 2011/2012 ad campaign below.
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Image credits: ysl
A video shot by Steven Meisel complemented the Lanvin Fall 2011 Ad Campaign images starring Raquel Zimmermann and Karen Elson. The Lanvin Fall 2011 Ad Campaign Video shot by features Raquel Zimmermann and Karen Elson dancing in sync -just like their poses in the ad campaign images- to Pit Bull’s ‘I Know You Want Me’. That’s right. Alber Elbaz even makes a cameo appearance dancing at the end of the video, so be sure to watch till the end.
The whole set up: the models awkwardly dancing in sync, the corny soundtrack contrasted against Lanvin’s best, may all seem quite peculiar. Lanvin and Pit Bull clearly do not mix and a change of soundtrack could have done wonders. But is it a case of so bad it’s good? Or a creative direction gone astray? You decide.
Image credits: Lanvin/Steven Meisel
The Romantics. From left: Mirte Maas in Rodarte; Coco Rocha in Vera Wang; Caroline Trentini in Oscar de la Renta; Daria Strokous in Vera Wang; Fei Fei Sun in Rodarte and Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte boots.
Jourdan Dunn, Daria Strokous, Arizona Muse, Raquel Zimmermann, Coco Rocha star alongside Caroline Trentini, Mirte Maas and Fei Fei Sun in another Vogue US September 2011 editorial photographed by Steven Meisel. Styled by Grace Coddington and Michael Philouz, 5 themes derived from Fall 2011 were featured: The Romantics, The Modernists, The Bourgeoisie, The Artisans and The Subversives. Kudos to the creative team again; impeccable. Check out the rest of the themes below from the pages of Vogue US September 2011.
The Modernists. From left: Balenciaga; Calvin Klein Collection; Celine; Jourdan Dunn in Balenciaga; Arizona Muse in Jil Sander.
The Bourgeoisie. From left: Raquel Zimmermann in Miu Miu; Nina Ricci; Louis Vuitton; Nina Ricci; Rochas; Marc Jacobs; Donna Karan New York.
The Artisans. From left: Marni; Dries Van Noten; Proenza Schouler; Dries Van Noten; Ralph Lauren Collection; Marni.
The Subversives. From left: Givenchy; Theyskens’ Theory; Haider Ackermann; Rick Owens; Haider Ackermann; Alexander Wang; Ann Demeulemeester.
Image credits: women management blog
Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2011 ad campaign stars Raquel Zimmermann against a somewhat explosive and dramatic backdrop that would look just at ease in a sci-fi film. Shot by David Sims, the Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2011 ad campaign features Raquel Zimmermann in rather stiff poses which I’m sure was on purpose but I’m not really sure if I’ll be raving about it. See for yourselves below.
Image credits: alexander mcqueen/david sims