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9 Feb

Givenchy Spring 2018 Ad Campaign

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For her first campaign outing at the helm of Givenchy, Clare Waight Keller has enlisted the formidable duo of creative director Christopher Simmonds and photographer Steven Meisel to help her traverse a new path for the house. In the black and white short film accompanying the campaign, that path is forged through an upstate New York mansion filled with mirrors for self reflection, stray cats, and a rock-n-roller cast straight out of 80’s thriller, The Hunger. “I wanted the models’ attitude to be engaging so I asked them to just be themselves, as they might if they were invited to a party at a friend’s home,” explains Keller. “I think that they really capture the spirit of a generation that loves fashion, but most of all...
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5 Feb

Fleur du Mal Spring 2018 Ad Campaign

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For their fresh Spring 2018 campaign, Fleur du Mal crafted a visually excellent series of tasteful prints that artistically co-join the modern style of digital photography with that of vintage polaroids. Not only is the campaign thoughtfully bold and provoking, it is unique and sophisticated. In this modern era of fashion, there seems to be an absence of stellar key principles utilized so often in the age before digital. One of the most prominent being the vintage Polaroid camera. Fleur du Mal incorporated the timeless style of vintage photography into the digital age through the co-joint photography of Jake Rosenberg and Remy Lagrange. Lagrange’s key looks were shot using a “Big Shot”— a vintage Polaroid camera that uses only deadstock film...
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17 Jan

Marc Jacobs Spring 2018 Ad Campaign

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The era of self-reflection is in the air this season as many a creative director have been turning inward to address the challenges outward. But more on that with our spring The Impression print issue. For Marc Jacobs Spring 2018 ad campaign Jacobs has teamed again with longtime lensman collaborator Steven Meisel to play with the idea of light, self refection, perverse proportion, and color. The result is one of the strongest campaigns of the season that blends reality with illusion. The artist effort feels like an updated version of “The Mirror of Venus” by Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones with maidens entranced by a reflective pool in visual conceit. Models Aube Jolicoeur, Cristina Piccone, Fran Summers, Léa Julian, Remington Williams, Sophie Martynova, and Sveta Black play the maidens while the unsung hero...
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1 Sep

Nick Minaj Calls Out The Fashion Industry For Appropriating Black Culture

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"Designers get really big and really rich off of our culture."

Nicki Minaj has been making her usual rounds at NYFW this season, sitting front row and joining the party circuit, but that doesn't mean she'll refrain from pointing out the fashion world's flaws. After attending the Philipp Plein Spring 2018 show on Saturday, the superstar rapper took a dig at the industry during the designer's afterparty.

"Thank you Philipp Plein for including our culture," she said, according The Cut. "Designers get really big and really rich off of our culture, and then you don’t see a motherfucker that look anything like us in the front row half the time. So let’s make some noise for Philipp Plein tonight."

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30 Aug

Kristen Stewart Dances To Beyoncé In Chanel’s New Perfume Ad

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Back in May, Chanel announced that four-year brand ambassador Kristen Stewartwould be the face of the fashion house's latest fragrance, Gabrielle.
Today, the promotional film for Gabrielle launched, and in the minute-long clip overseen by commercial director Ringan Ledwidge, Stewart dances to a Beyoncé track.
Stewart breaks out of a gauzy canister—a cocoon, the brand explained in a statement—and then runs, trails of gauze rippling behind her, full-steam into a wall of Chanel Gabrielle perfume bottles. All the while, Beyoncé's somewhat under-appreciated 2009 ballad "Runnin'" plays.

If you're looking for more of a narrative, well good, that was the point. "We deliberately took the opposite line from storytelling," Thomas du Pré de Saint-Maur, Chanel's head of global creative resources said in a statement. "Instead...
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11 Jul

Clare Waight Keller’s First Givenchy Ads Are Here

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Back in March, Clare Waight Keller was announced as Riccardo Tisci's successor at Givenchy—becoming the first female designer to ever hold the creative director title at the fashion house. Now, just months ahead of her runway debut for the brand, a first look at the new Givenchy is here.
The fashion house unveiled its fall campaign, titled "TRANSFORMATION SEDUCTION," under the creative direction of Waight Keller on Instagram today. Photographed by Steven Meisel, the black and white images feature models Saffron Vadher and Elias Bouremah—a swift departure from Tisci's oft star-studded campaigns for the house.

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While the former Chloé designer may be known for her romantic and...
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3 Feb

Karen Walker Plays 9 Different People in Her Latest Ad Campaign

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It's been said that a pair of sunglasses can hide a multitude of sins—a long night of partying, a late night at the office. According to designer Karen Walker, an amazing pair of sunglasses can also change you. And that's what she explores in her latest collection, called Transformers.

"One of the things I love about eyewear is that moment when someone puts on a new pair of sunglasses and they somehow transform, like they're a different character," Walker tells ELLE.com. "I was really just playing off the feeling that eyewear can give you that is slightly dressed up and disguised."

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Not one to shy away from an interesting cast for her ad campaigns—Walker's included preschoolers, octogenarians, and...
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