Archives for posts with tag: Steven Meisel

Truth be told, this is a follow up post from early August (as seen below), when BeautifulCurious was hopeful there would be a video to accompany the dynamically different Lanvin fall ad campaign. And arrive it has.

Lanvin Paris, Lanvin, Steven Meisel, Alber Elbaz, Individuals With Individuality. Reality... Not Reality Stars, Instagram, Lanvin Fall Campaign 2011, House + Holme, Ronnie Cooke Newhouse, Stephen WolstenholmeLanvin is launching a curious ad campaign this September starring 9 “real people” from the age of 18 – 82 years, as seen through the lushly colored lense of Steven Meisel. Of course, kudos go to Lanvin creative director Alber Elbaz for his willingness to take luxury in such a “democratic” direction:

“I was interested to bring these clothes back to the street somehow, and seeing how they look on different ages, different sizes… It felt like a crazy family, and I like that.”

The social media potential based on this notion of “Individuals With Individuality. Reality… Not Reality Stars” is nothing short of gigantic. There are endless possibilities with Instagram engagement alone, and one can only hope there is a video incarnation on this concept in the works.

Prada, Prada video campaign, Anne Vyalitsyna, Elza Luijendijk, Iselin Steiro, Madison Headrick, Magdalena Frackowiak, Vanessa Axente, Steven Meisel, facebook, youtube, Prada Fall Winter 2012 Women's Advertising Campaign

Prada continues to ramp up it’s multimedia merits with the release of one very striking video campaign for the women’s fall winter collection. With a chess board as a stage, Anne Vyalitsyna, Elza Luijendijk, Iselin Steiro, Madison Headrick, Magdalena Frackowiak and Vanessa Axente square off in a battle of fashion in bold geometric prints that are both retro and futuristic. So much color and tension stirs in both the collection itself and the performances, directed by the ever extraordinary Steven Meisel. The print and video campaign can be viewed on the Prada website as well as on facebook and youtube.

Lanvin Paris, Lanvin, Steven Meisel, Alber Elbaz, Individuals With Individuality. Reality... Not Reality Stars, Instagram, Lanvin Fall Campaign 2011, House + Holme, Ronnie Cooke Newhouse, Stephen Wolstenholme

Lanvin is launching a curious ad campaign this September starring 9 “real people” from the age of 18 – 82 years, as seen through the lushly colored lense of Steven Meisel. Of course, kudos go to Lanvin creative director Alber Elbaz for his willingness to take luxury in such a “democratic” direction:

“I was interested to bring these clothes back to the street somehow, and seeing how they look on different ages, different sizes… It felt like a crazy family, and I like that.”

The social media potential based on this notion of “Individuals With Individuality. Reality… Not Reality Stars” is nothing short of gigantic. There are endless possibilities with Instagram engagement alone, and one can only hope there is a video incarnation on this concept in the works. Alas, until further notice, we can still embrace the special charms from Lanvin Fall 2011…

http://www.lanvin.com

Tomas Maier, Bottega Veneta, Annie Leibovitz, Alex Prager, Steven Meisel, The Art Of Collaboration, Erwin Olaf

Telling a good story is crucial for any brand and Tomas Maier, creative director of Bottega Veneta, has been telling some great ones. The stories are not about a bag, but the people who carry them, as seen through a rotating roster of very well known and emerging contemporary photographers. With a new collection, comes a new collaboration with a photographer who contributes his or her own individual aesthetic and narrative. Above is a selection of BeautifulCurious favorites over the years, featuring Annie Leibovitz, Alex Prager, and Steven Meisel. Tomas Maier elaborates on each of the extraordinary collaborations, which are posted on facebook and the Bottega Veneta website in a video series called The Art Of Collaboration. Below is but a glimpse of what promises to be a provocative, hyper-color fall campaign shot by the great Erwin Olaf…

Tomas Maier, Bottega Veneta, The Art Of Collaboration, Erwin Olaf

Orient Express, Fall Winter 2012 Collection, Louis Vuitton, Steven Meisel, LVMH

The glorious (and decadently expensive) Orient Express themed fall winter 2012 collection that Louis Vuitton presented back in February continues it’s journey through the capable lense of Steven Meisel. The rich ocher, red, mocha and eggplant color palette of the apparel and accessories so well suits Meisel’s brilliant color sensibilities. It is an alluring retro road trip that is not only a nod to the Louis Vuitton brand heritage, but also the opulent beauty and romance of the journey.

Keepin’ it Surreal, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Viktor & Rolf, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Bottega Veneta, Steven Meisel, Elsa Schiaparelli, Tim Burton, Salvador Dalí, Laura Kampman, Vogue Italia, February 2012

In a surreal twist for spring, Steven Meisel recently tapped into the playground of Elsa Schiaparelli, Salvador Dalí, and possibly even Tim Burton with a dark, haunting beauty that is both ethereal and unyielding. Through the black and white, blurred, and cinematic narrative, he has crafted a tale unlike the usual editorial – something we might expect from this man who boldly blends fashion with cultural and political commentary. Thanks for Keepin’ it Surreal, Steven.

Wasted Luxury, Saskia de Brauw, Julia Saner, Milou, Steven Meisel,Vogue ItaliaSteven Meisel never wastes color. In fact he uses it ever-so-wisely as seen in “Wasted Luxury” for Vogue Italia. While he does have have a signature look, with each editorial and ad campaign, there are always dynamic twists present. The darkness here is lush and colors decadently seep out if it. It is true color luxury.

Steven Meisel, Vogue Italia, Vogue Patterns, Lara Stone, Meghan Collison, Kinga Rajzak, Maryna Linchuk, and Hanne-Gaby Odiele, Gustav Klimt, The KissThese images convey for me the pleasure of what swimming in a Klimt painting must be like. My eyes are always thrilled to meet Steven Meisel’s work, but this editorial called “Vogue Patterns” for Vogue Italia makes them vibrate with joy as they follow the ebbs and flows of fabric and color. Of course I don’t know if Klimt’s work was the inspiration here, but something tells me he would be envious, thrilled and seduced.

I am wholly addicted to color and what Steven Meisel and the good folks at Prada cobbled together for fall is nothing short of brilliant. This paring is the usual suspect of what moves me in print from season to season, but the color palette and textures this fall are extra special. Oh, have mercy Mr. Meisel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6zSZOfqxhA