Tag Archives: Steven Meisel

Louis Vuitton S/S 2012

Here we have two lovely images to the Louis Vuitton S/S 2012 campaign. You know, I think the model choice is fairly decent, and supposedly we are to expect one more model in the campaign, but what really gets me is the setting of the ads. I’m glad they kept the styling exactly, but it loses its charm in that poorly decorated ice cream parlor. I get it. It’s sweet and girly, but I need a bit more effort and a little less obvious studio shots that took little imagination to create the set.

Any thoughts on who the remaining model could be?

Edit: Viewing this on my phone, I really like this. My judgement will be formed at a later date after the complete campaign.

Louis Vuitton S/S 2012
Models: Kati Nescher, Daria Strokous
Photographer: Steven Meisel

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Prada by Steven Meisel AW 11

I still think Kelly Mittendorf is jank. Can she just not get it, please. Of all that Prada has brought to us in the past; e.g. Sasha and Gemma, and this is what we get? I rather enjoy the campaign, I just wish the models were chosen a little more wiser. Remember, we just had Mariacarla, Zuzanna, and Kinga in a flirty and energetic campaign for an innately ugly collection that we’ve grown to love. Hm.

Prada S/S 11

It’s interesting, this whole line from Prada. From first glance I feel like I should despise the pieces and find it altogether atrocious, but I really am too enamored by Miuccia’s genius. The entire campaign makes the line. When I saw the video, and I found it rather interesting and hilarious that others felt the same way, it all sort of clicked for me. The humor and provocation that Miuccia continually puts into her work is enormous. Many of these pieces are truly fabulous as separates and we have been seeing them pop up everywhere in editorials. The big editorial pieces this season are Prada, Gucci, and that Marc Jacobs travesty.

I sometimes wonder how Miuccia gets away with so much season after season. I’m not  saying that I want her to elaborate any further on this season, but it is all quite perplexing. In all but four weeks or so, we will see what new creations Prada can only come up with.

Campaign: Prada
Season: Spring/Summer 2011
Models: Mariacarla Boscono, Kinga Rajzak, Arizona Muse, Tati Cotliar, Zuzanna Bijoch
Photographer: Steven Meisel

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Balenciaga S/S 11 : Gisele Bundchen & Yuri Pleskun by Steven Meisel

I don’t exactly know the right words used for this. What was I expecting in a campaign with a line full of exaggerated houndstooth, cocoon silhouettes, and transparent, sleek textiles? Nicolas had Gisele walk his show, maybe overshadowing the show at hand, and here she is in the campaign and looking tomboyish as ever in a wig not even Kim Zolciak would be caught dead wearing indoors. The image on the right is actually decent and something I would probably see in an obscure fashion publication. What I really don’t understand is that I’m on the edge of liking Gisele’s image. I want to hate it because it isn’t showing me anything appealing, but at the same time I am actually wanting more. Why do you do this to me?

Balenciaga S/S 11 : Gisele Bundchen & Yuri Pleskun by Steven Meisel

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1991: Madonna to Steven Meisel

Thanks to Hard Rock, a letter from Madonna to fashion photographer, Steven Meisel, has been released. The note was written when she was filming A League of Their Own. The letter is humorous and relates to a child’s loneliness at summer camp. Check it out:

Dear Steven 

For some reason I thought you were angry with me – because I finked out as a judge at the “Love Ball”? Because I’m still nice to Herb Ritts?? Because my hair is the wrong color? I hope you will forgive me for all of the above. Because I cannot suffer any more than I have in the past month learning how to play baseball with a bunch of girls (yuk) in Chicago (double yuk) I have a tan, I am dirty all day and I hardly ever wear make-up. Penny Marshall is Lavern – Geena Davis is a Barbie doll and when God decided where the beautiful men were going to live in the world, he did not choose Chicago. I have made a few friends but they are athletes, not actresses. I hate actresses, they have nothing on the house of extravaganza. I wish I could come to N.Y and visit. Are you having a good Summer? Saw the piece in the N.Y Times Magazine. Great!! – I would love to do this book thing with you so lets talk soon.

THANKS ALOT STEVEN!!

Love Dita

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Vogue Italia Controversy

I found this cover on August 2nd and the editorial shortly after it. Since then views on my post have been steady until last night I guess when media giants started to catch wind of the Steven Meisel cover shoot of Kristen McMenamy. Fast forward when I was soaking in the sun when I noticed my entry has gained almost 400 hits today alone and now it’s pushing 600. What’s the big deal?

BP has been making headlines and are now synonymous with environmental disaster. While it wasn’t their first, the past few months haven’t exactly been kind to the Gulf of Mexico, both environmentally and economically. The question at hand with this editorial is how tasteful the images are. The general media craves on this sort of thing and love to call things like this tasteless and crass. Possibly too soon, but you cannot avoid that the fact the images are powerful. The point of fashion editorials, especially what we see in photoshoots in Vogue Italia, present artistic views. Some would say that possibly they’re glamorizing this horrendous event for the sake of fashion, but I hardly get that. Think about all of those lovely garments that were ruined. Point made? They’re sending out a powerful message through this artistic viewpoint and alas, I wouldn’t get too worked up about it. It is but only a fashion magazine.

So what’s your viewpoint. Tacky? Tasteless? Powerful message? You decide.

Vogue Italia – Kristen McMenamy

The real gray goddess is on the August issue of Vogue Italia, looking slightly like an oil spill washing ashore. Steven Meisel pairing up with Kristen M is in Vogue Italia is not suprising in the least, but at least she’s seen a resurgence in her career, showing that gray hair and age doesn’t stop a successful career dead in its tracks.

This shoot is sparking a bit of controversy. People have called it boring, beautiful, that it has a powerful message, and that it’s exploiting an environmental disaster here in America thanks to BP. What do you think?

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