Remember when we told you that Guy Ritchie was directing a “short film” (commercial) for David Beckham‘s H&M bodywear line that was to feature David Beckham himself running around in only his underwear? Of course you do. Well, you need not content yourself with stills any longer, because now the full version is here, and it’s one minute and forty seconds of ab-tastic glory. More
It has begun. More
A few days ago, we saw the first ad for the Alexander Wang Spring 2013 collection (above). It featured (the truly great, truly beautiful) Polish model Malgosia Bela and, strikingly, no clothing whatsoever. Why, we fashion bloggers wondered, would a fashion campaign feature no fashion? This was all starting to seem a little masturbatory for us, but then the rest of the campaign dropped and… it’s pretty great!
Steven Klein shot the set, in which Bela is styled (by Patti Wilson) like a futuristic warrior but also haunted cave woman? We don’t know. And, yes, there are clothes.
And maybe some nipple? More
The newly released spring 2013 Philipp Plein ad campaign is such a mixed bag of “hell yes” and “hell no” that I’m not even sure I can look at it anymore. I like it, you see, because it features Brazilian model Lea T, who is cool and beautiful. I dislike it because it features Terry Richardson and twincest. (Yes, twincest.) It also contains Poppy Delevingne, but I have yet to form any strong feelings about her, so that’s neither here nor there. Click through to see what’s got me so ambivalent. More
I know, I know: fashion photography is weird, models don’t always need to be smiling, and what seems unpleasant to one person is often beautiful to another. But I still can’t help thinking Miu Miu’s spring 2013 campaign looks like the least fun homoerotic all-girl sleepover I’ve ever had the pleasure of peeking in on. In it, big name models including Adriana Lima, Arizona Muse and Doutzen Kroes play weird bed games, stand around an empty table, and never, God forbid, make eye contact with one another. Cheer up, guys. You are about to get eaten out by your fellow supermodels while wearing several pounds of couture. More
For their spring/summer 2013 ad campaign, Stuart Weitzman spent a dillion dollars to have Mario Testino shoot Kate Moss wearing just enough of their clothes to cover her naughty bits. One might think this would be a recipe for success, but there are two main problems as far as I can see: the poor use of Photoshop and the fact that she’s making the exact same face in every picture. I will never understand why a brand would hire a supermodel known for her ability to be expressive and then coach her into utter blandness. Unless being bland is their brand? Take a look. More
Gucci selected Karmen Pedaru, Joan Smalls, Nadja Bender, Janis Ancens & Baptiste Radufe as the collection of genetically gifted people to star in the Resort 2013 campaign.
But which one did they maul with Photoshop? More
Last week, we met Casey Legler, a striking female artist working as a male model (she’s even on the men’s board at Ford). We were so very excited to encounter a female trailblazer of this sort, after a few seasons dominated by Andrej Pejic. Apparently, though, we spoke too soon, because right out of the gate this week comes the brand new Spring 2013 Saint Laurent Paris menswear campaign, starring one of our favorite models, Saskia de Brauw… who happens to be a very beautiful woman. More
Admit it: you want to cuddle Nate Silver, just a little bit. More
Lana Del Rey does ad campaigns because she’s preoccupied with glitz and glamour and gold and decay and Hollywood and untimely death and money and illicit sex and needle drugs and flower headbands and American Apparel. Naturally, she hung out in a vaguely ’80s parking garage for H&M. Here’s her latest campaign for the Swedish big box retailer, which is pretty incongruent with her image otherwise. More
You still might not want to look at them at work, though. More
By which I mean she looks totally fucking miserable. What seems to be the trouble? Let’s investigate. More
Put a cat on it! More
Ryan Lochte needs an appropriately fratty Abercrombie campaign ASAP. More