After a stunning Spring 2017 campaign, Prada continues to use photographer Willy Vanderperre to lens its various campaigns, leaving us to guess whether Steven Meisel will ever return. For Pre-Fall 2017, models Kris Grikaite, Nina Gulien and Selena Forrest lounge around a stylish property and doing little else while Vanderperre takes their picture.
After seeing the first image (above), our forums ignited debate. “Looks OK, if not a bit blasé. Kris is lovely and all, but I want more. Especially from such a weak collection. And I simply cannot get over Prada’s (and LV’s) obsession to blatantly place their products,” wrote Benn98 at once.
Nymphaea thought the same, writing, “Pushing the accessories for keeping they’re head above water. The ad says it all and unfortunately not very remarkable. Miuccia has to do much better in the next collections, otherwise it’s going down the drain I’m afraid.” (more…)
We’re well aware that Karl Lagerfeld adores Cara Delevingne, having enlisting the British model-turned actress for various Chanel advertising campaigns and runway shows. It should therefore come as no surprise to see Karl behind the lens of Cara’s latest cover shot for V Magazine. Cara’s co-star from Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Dane DeHaan, joins her for two unique cover images for V‘s #107 Summer 2017 issue.
IMAGE: COURTESY OF V MAGAZINE
The covers, ultimately, left our forum members scratching their heads. “Nice concept. Totally wrong people for it though,” stated Scotty after seeing both covers side by side.
“Yes, ill cast,” replied Benn98. “Even the guy, who everyone seems to like (why?). What’s with the circles under his eyes? I want to like the kitschiness of these covers, but simply cannot look past the puffy cheeks and false tan.” (more…)
Interview has been gaining our attention in 2017 more than usual with a powerful Solange Knowles cover for February and the ever-beautiful Michelle Pfeiffer as its cover star for April. After a recent stint on both Vanity Fair and British ELLE, Emma Watson makes a return to Interview‘s front cover for May 2017. Posing for master photographer Peter Lindbergh on location in Paris, Emma looks effortless and at ease in the raw black and white cover photo wearing Louis Vuitton.
But our forum members were let down by Interview‘s latest cover. “Lindbergh’s portraits of supermodels work because we become so used to seeing them in their ‘perfected form’ that an unairbrushed shot makes you stop and realize these beautiful women are real (and no less beautiful for that). To me, Emma always looks nicely ordinary, so it’s not really a treat to see her looking ordinary again, just with an extra helping of freckles. It’s nice, but it’s not a new dimension,” said tigerrouge after the cover surfaced.
“I agree it doesn’t work here. The problem is that it all comes off so ordinarily gloomy with no atmosphere: underexposed and with no effort to transport the reader away from ordinary Emma. I usually enjoy it when Interview does these gloomy-in-the-springtime shoots, but they’re usually quite hauntingly glamorous and lush,” Phuel chimed in. (more…)
Vogue Spain’s brand new editor-in-chief, Eugenia de la Torriente, now firmly has her feet under the desk at the Spanish fashion bible’s HQ and is beginning to roll out her new vision for the magazine. After failing to impress with April’s bland cover featuring Adwoa Aboah and Cameron Rusell, de la Torriente amps up the energy for May 2017 with a vibrant and lively beauty-focused cover photo. Photographer Richard Burbridge captures a radiant Grace Elizabeth for Vogue Spain’s latest, resulting in an extremely inviting and eye-catching cover.
The cover was a hit (mostly) with our hard-to-please forum members. “What a gorgeous cover! We all need a bit of gorgeous every once in a while!” proclaimed a more than satisfied Miss Dalloway.
“Richard Burbridge really seems to love Grace. She’s a beautiful girl with real expression and this is far better than the April cover. Kind of reminds me of an American Vogue cover from the 1980s,” described a delighted 333101. (more…)
As much as we love seeing them in the pages of our favorite fashion magazines, Tiffany & Co’s print ads don’t typically generate a lot of buzz on our forums. That’s all changed now that Vogue‘s Grace Coddington has been tapped to style the brand’s ‘Legendary Style’ campaigns. Having already completed one campaign with the likes of Lupita Nyong’o and Christy Turlington, Coddington secured none other than Lady Gaga for the latest installment. Shot by David Sims, Gaga is at her most demure…but there’s something off about the ads.
Our feisty forum members weren’t afraid to tell it like it is. “What drugs was the marketing department smoking when they agreed to cast this vile person for their campaign…? Casting her for your brand is self-sabotage. She has no style, no integrity, no originality and she is the epitome of a charmless and graceless woman. Even her poses are so stiff and forced. She cheapens the brand. Tiffany got punk’d,” argued Phuel.
“She must have some very powerful support cause ain’t nobody checking for her now. She also looks terrible,” added arlekinderrabal. (more…)
W Magazine isn’t afraid to cast a wide net when it comes to cover subjects, like December’s leggy cover featuring Barbra Streisand. For May 2017, the magazine has selected the underutilized Gal Godot. Photographed by Craig McDean, the Wonder Woman actress gets a make-under in the striking, simple cover shot, with stylist Edward Enninful opting for a classic beige Burberry trench.
The cover generated a mixture of feedback on our forums. “Gorgeous portrait of a stunning woman,” commented anlabe32 the second the cover struck.
“A great coup for W, and this is simply a gorgeous shot. I’m not a fan of the type of films she does (superhero stuff, cheesy comedy thrillers, Fast & Furious), but I adore her personality,” Benn98 added. (more…)