29 posts tagged "Steven Klein"
Given her close relationship with the house and the late designer, it’s somewhat surprising that Kate Moss has never fronted an Alexander McQueen campaign. This season, however, the brand has remedied that, and tapped the forty-year-old supe to star in its Steven Klein-lensed Spring ’14 ads, two of which debut exclusively here. Barefaced and clad in Sarah Burton’s black leather and gold warrior wares, Moss sports an acid orange pixie cut in the snaps—a touch that lends the images a Fifth Element-meets-Hunger Games vibe. (Fitting, considering McQueen frocks pop up on more than a few occasions in Catching Fire.) Also starring in the ads is a sufficiently unnerving mini Moss doll, who’s styled to match the model. We imagine that the toy’s role will become clear in Klein’s film for the brand. Inspired by the voyeuristic 1960s British thriller, Peeping Tom, the short is set to go live on McQueen’s Web site at 8 a.m. EST. Can Moss top her ghostly Fall 2006 performance for the house, in which she was projected onto the designer’s runway as a floating hologram? Head over to www.alexandermcqueen.com to find out.
Balenciaga’s Spring ’14 ads broke today, and Daria Werbowy, who has already nabbed campaigns for Ferragamo, Céline, Mango, and Diane von Furstenberg this season, has emerged as Balenciaga’s latest star. Styled by Jacob K and lensed by Steven Klein, the sophisticated snaps, one of which depicts Werbowy covered in ivy, are a notable departure from the perverse ads Wang released for his eponymous label last week. As for his choice to feature Werbowy, whom Balenciaga booked as a runway exclusive for its Paris show in September, Wang told WWD, “I wanted to convey a sense of strength and knowingness. Daria is definitely not naive.”
The first image from Alexander Wang’s cheeky Spring ’14 digital campaign broke today, and infused with humor, retro ambiance, and the designer’s signature breed of cool, the Steven Klein-lensed teaser shot has got everything—except clothes. The snap was staged in a bleak public restroom and features only the platform-clad feet of Anna Ewers and Zuzu Tadeushuk. The rest of their presumably Wang-dressed bodies are hiding behind the closed stall doors. “Since the spring-summer 2014 collection plays on the duality of naïveté and perverse explicitness in youth culture, we wanted to shoot the campaign in a very familiar environment most people grow up reminiscing about,” Wang told WWD. “I loved blurring the lines between censorship and humor.”
Madonna is aiming to start yet another revolution with her latest film, secretprojectrevolution. Co-directed by the pop legend and Steven Klein, the movie will serve as the launch of Madge’s Art For Freedom initiative, which aims to promote freedom of speech and expression. Created in collaboration with Vice Media and BitTorrent, the seventeen-minute short will be available for download on September 24 from bundles.bittorrent.com/madonnarevolution/, and because we know you were wondering, yes—M’s wardrobe for the cinematic uprising furthers her longstanding embrace of fishnets as pants.
Today, Alexander Wang released teaser images of his Steven Klein-lensed, Pascal Dangin-directed Spring ’13 campaign (above). Styled by Patti Wilson and starring Malgosia Bela (who, having also appeared in Miu Miu’s Spring ads, is painted primitively with white), the preview photographs are clean and minimal. So minimal, in fact, that as far as we can tell, they don’t include any clothes. They do, however, capture the severe urban-warrior feel of Wang’s futuristic Spring offerings. The full campaign will premiere in spring issues of CR Fashion Book, Love, and Interview magazine.