We’ve been obsessing over Ports 1961 ever since Fabien Baron and Karl Templer took over the label back in 2019. Not only are the collections stellar, but the accompanying advertising campaigns are just as captivating. Of course the latter’s mainly due to the involvement of Steven Meisel. Since Spring 2020, Meisel’s campaigns (starring everyone from Kaia Gerber to Sacha Quenby) have been nothing short of spectacular. Ports 1961’s latest ads are no exception. Enter forum favorite Rianne Van Rompaey posing before a gray backdrop making a strong case for bleached eyebrows while striking dynamic poses in the crisp Spring 2021 campaign images.
The campaign got plenty of attention on our forums. “The close-up portrait is terrific. Ports 1961 campaigns have become a highlight of each season since they started working with Meisel. A wise decision, wish more would follow suit!” heralded aracic.
“I was going to say that I hated the eyebrows until I saw the portrait… Creepy and I love it!” praised kokobombon.
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“Rianne teaching the amateurs how it’s done! Steven’s obsession for her is everything I need right now,” raved GERGIN.
Forum member vogue28 was equally thrilled with the outcome: “Assuming this was photographed by Meisel remotely, the results are far superior than that of Louis Vuitton‘s Alma handbag campaign! This is a thousand times better, far sleeker and more sophisticated. The black and white, styling efforts and sole casting of Rianne do wonders.”
“Rianne in a league of her own as always. Can’t think of anyone in the top five highest paid models who could do this…” voiced Serend1pity.
FashionMuseDior described the campaign as “strong, powerful and dynamic.”
See the Ports 1961 Spring 2021 campaign in full and share your thoughts here.