It’s clear that Nicolas Ghesquière is quite besotted with Selena Gomez, having just recently posed on the cover of Vogue Brazil with the singer, and now she’s starring in Louis Vuitton’s new advertising campaign for Fall 2016. As reported on our forums back in April, Selena and the rest of the Vuitton gang (including the likes of Rianne van Rompaey, Natalie Westling, Erika Linder and Sora Choi) went to Miami with photographer Bruce Weber and stylist Marie-Amélie Sauvé to shoot the Series 5 campaign. Shot against a clean white backdrop, Ghesquière’s loud designs are in full focus.
Yet our forum members simply weren’t buying it. “Eww, why?” asked a horrified SpeakThatJDunn, throwing some serious shade at the casting.
“LOL! I can’t. I just can’t,” proclaimed an amused EstefaniaAbaddon.
Sharing the same outlook was dior_couture1245: “I don’t even have a problem with Selena in Vuitton or being in the campaign. I just hate that the images are so basic and uninspired. LV = TRAVEL! Let’s photograph her getting on a plane! Wow! Fashion! You continue to amaze me these days..”
Orchidee agreed, echoing, “I don’t dislike Selena but I’m struggling to figure out what she has to do with Louis Vuitton!”
Also struggling to come to terms with Selena’s presence was gossiping. “When Nicolas first came to LV he did some great stuff and started out so well. Now we have Jaden [Smith] and Selena, I mean is this for real? This brand is NOT bought by fourteen-year-old tweens.”
“This is really the best they could do? Beyond disappointing, it’s so boring and last season was much better. Also can’t believe he used Selena, absolutely not a fan and she just completely ruins this for me,” Nomar ranted.
“Selena x Louis Vuitton still seems like such an odd collaboration,” pointed out [Piece Of Me].
More #lvseries5 @selenagomez @riannevanrompaey @richiephoenix @nataliewestling @sola5532 @jean_campbell pic by the fantastic @bruce_weber casting by @ashleybrokaw hair by @paulhanlonhair make up by @peterphilipsmakeup styled by @marieameliesauve and art directed by #house+holme . A big thanks to all of you #louisvuitton
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