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Diane Von Furstendburg took some flack for the s/s '08 campaign, which featured Natalia Vodianova shot and illustrated by French photog François-Marie Banier. The illustrations and vibrant hues obstruct what should be the main focus of the ad- the clothes. Personally, I think it is the artistry that really commands the attention of the viewer and adds an element of intrigue. Plus, anyone familiar with the DVF aesthetic knows bright color and bold prints are always incorporated into her designs.



thehautepursuit said...

Hi darling!
I completely agree with you. When did fashion become so defined? I say eff convention and make art! Plus it got people talking right?
Thanks for stopping by my blog. your wildebeast comment caused me to lol at my desk. Like a crazy person.

Jacqueline said...

I agree with you. Great post.


Sarah Kate said...

Thats an interesting one...but soo often you come across photo shoots that have an artistic spin on them and they end up being blurred or something and the clothes are very hard to see.

At least this is something different and a real work of art.

Dejana • shopsterium.blogspot.com said...

I believe that an ad is supposed to represent some sort of a lifestyle that we're trying to buy into. Whether it's clothes, cars, or anything else.

Fashion Wh0re said...

i Agree i Love the Colors nice post ;)

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Keith said...

I totally agree with you on this.

Thanks for commenting on my blog.


Heather said...

I really like the photo as well but the clothes ARE hard to see. While it's not a good ad it's great art!


Alita Claudia said...

omg, this photo is great! hmm .. i agree with you

Hi, I'm Ely. said...

thanks for stopping by my blog!

i actually made my hair accessory, so that compliment made my day <3


fashion westie said...

It's not an ad for kmart or for target....so let the artistic vision rule all!!!!!! Ah ah ah ah...

FashionJazz said...

I agree!! STunning post : ) xx

B a la Moda said...

I like DVF. This aesthetic is very artistic but for me is a little weird.
B* a la Moda

Lenine said...

I luv it! How did they do that?