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Chess To Impress: Steven Meisel Shoots Prada’s Fall 2012 Campaign Video

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Continuing with Miuccia Prada’s “virtual princess” theme from her Fall 2012 show, Steven Miesel shot the ad campaign as a fantastical chess game. Here’s your first look at the accompanying campaign video, featuring models Vanessa Axente, Magdalena Frackowiak, Madison Headrick, Elza Luijendijk, Iselin Steiro, and Anne Vyalitsyna. Check, mate. The video debuts on Style.com, above.

Prada’s Princesses

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Is it fantasy or reality? For Prada’s Fall ’12 campaign, Steven Meisel photographed Miuccia Prada’s “virtual princesses,” models Iselin Steiro, Madison Headrick, Elza Luijendijk, and Vanessa Axente, in a futurist enclosure and shifted camera angles to create playful illusions. With their strong gazes, dip-dyed hair, and embellished, geometric-print clothes, these fashion avatars look fit for a video game. Here, Style.com has an exclusive look at the new campaign.

Photo: Steven Meisel

Coming From Behind

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Last week in Paris, as is typically the case, the season’s trends came into focus and the top newcomers broke away from the pack. Front-runners Nadja Bender and Marie Piovesan finished out the marathon month with about 50 shows apiece, while Vanessa Axente (pictured) and Elza Luijendijk, who both debuted as Prada exclusives, made their respective impacts on the runways that matter. Axente opened Valentino and Celine, and walked Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, and Miu Miu, among others. And naturally, there are already Prada campaign rumors swirling around the 16-year-old Hungarian stunner—but then again, that’s always a given when Miuccia selects you to open her influential Milan show. Luijendijk, who we think is a dead ringer for a young Michelle Pfeiffer, bookended Yves Saint Laurent and scored other highly selective spots in the Balenciaga and Hakaan shows. While these new girls definitely stepped it up, possibly the most inspiring model story this season was the handful of models who unexpectedly came out of the woodwork—girls like Ava Smith and Kel Markey, who had been flying under the radar for quite some time and then started turning up on all the major Fall catwalks. Proof that you don’t necessarily need a white-hot first outing to make it big in this industry—just a little perseverance, a striking personality (and look), and maybe a superstar booker.

Photo: Karl Prouse / Getty Images