I’m still not quite sure what to call these images (forum members spent half their time wondering whether they were for a Fall or Pre-Fall 2013 campaign or simply an editorial for Dior’s magazine), but I do know that they are seriously stunning. Willy Vanderperre photographed models Daria Strokous, Iselin Steiro, Marie Piovesan, Anastatsia Ivanova and Alex Kirtoka at the Opéra Garnier in Paris. Sure, I still have a little nostalgia for John Galliano’s Dior, but I can’t say that I really, truly miss him when the brand comes out with images that are equal parts opulent, elegant and wearable.
I may love what I’m seeing (maybe the flashbacks of my high school visit to the Paris opera house are influencing that?), but not all forum members were as convinced. For the record, I think they might be a little crazy.
Vogue28 shared, “Advert or editorial from Dior Magazine… I don't appreciate any of this whatsoever. There's far too much going on for my taste and the background becomes the foreground here. But ugh… Daria and Iselin both look sensational and totally complement each other. Their hair looks fabulous in the video.” (That sounded like a little something to appreciate to me…)
“I'll be disappointed if this is the actual campaign and not just an editorial,” Elfinkova wrote. “I didn't really like last season's campaign but it was truer to Raf's aesthetic than this.”
Check out the video below to see the ladies in motion (accompanied by the song “Synrise” by the Belgian band, GOOSE).