Vanessa Paradis Makes Awkward Look Good
Jun 25, 2008 - by Lilith Valsoe
After Miu Miu's lack luster ad campaigns the past few seasons (*cough* Lindsay Lohan, Kristen Dunst!), they have rebounded with Vanessa Paradis. For those of you who do not know her, she is a French pop-star and actress, she is most famous however for be the mother of Johnny Depp's kids and the envy of most women in the world. Miu Miu's whole concept as a clothing line is awkward beauty and Vanessa Paradis embodies that. Take the spring collection that Miss Paradis is modeling it's based on wet suits! The campaign was shot by Mert and Marcus, you can tell because the campaign looks like a Guy Bourdin photo.
This is what the corporate people at Miu Miu told WWD about the ads: "The impact and drama of the images continue the enduring dialogue of Mrs. Prada, a conversation concerning the subject of womanhood in our times. At once a deconstruction and a pure visual composition, the campaign addresses the exploration of beauty in conjunction with intellect, imagination and divergence."
Really? All of that from one image?! Looks like this fashion brand takes themselves way too seriously! It's a pretty image that looks like a piece of art. Nothing more. I don't think that expensive leather bag and satin wetsuit is going to be solving the problem of sexism that women face in the work place. So lets enjoy it for what it is.
Here is the outfit Paradis is modeling. Notice that each suit is outfitted with the models initials.