The moment, is fading.
To be quite honest, I am a little disappointed with some campaign casting so far this season. The historic Vogue Italia black issue hasn’t quite cause a stir at the all important campaign field apparently. It is surprising that Jourdan Dunn is getting 0 bookings. While the likes of Arlenis and Sessilee are doing GAP, a campaign which usually has a mix of 15, 20 models. Liya is doing St John (excuse me but from Estee Lauder to Lanvin to St John?) and the dynamic! Naomi, didn’t take a back seat however— DSquared2 with Linda Evangelista, by Meisel.
Maybe it was silly but I had hopes that Jourdan would at least get Burberry? If not now, at least in future? Since she is Brit and pretty recognized nowadays but to track the campaign history, only one black model did Burberry — Naomi (who else?) for Burberry Spring 01′. What took them so long?
Maybe a few more years, Jourdan.
There is something to get excited about though:
Ariel Meredith for D&G.
She’s from FORD, the same agency which brought up Chanel Iman. Definitely one to watch.
Back to topic, if you look at the few HUGE. MAJOR. MULTI-girl campaign casting a la Prada and Balenciga, didn’t you realize that most of them look the same? Blonde hair, check. Fair skin, check. Cheekbones, check. Alien-ish looks, umm, no.
Very commercial, and it will surely sell if Meisel puts 8 looks into one shot, complete with accessories etc.
In times like these, no one dares to take risk, no?
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