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The Designers who took their clothes off…

Fashion Designers have always been working on how to dress people and creat new designs for clothes and accessories.

But the fashion industry had always been using a provocative way to promote and advertise the brands!

Nudity in fashion is used in advertisments really often. We have seen beautiful models being naked in front of the camera in order to promote fashion products and brands.

Except of models we have also seen naked Designers who took their clothes off to advertise their brands. We could say that these campaigns are so clever because people have seen them, discussed them and criticized them but most of all people remember them. And this is what counts in a campaign!

Let’s take a look on their naked pictures.

Yves Saint Laurent was captured naked by Jeanloup Sieff and the picture was used in 1971 for the campaign of YSL’s first eau de toilette “Pour Hommes”.

Marc Jacobs is a designer who really loves to show his naked body.
In 2008 Marc takes his clothes off to advertise the new Louis Vuitton bag, photographed by Terry Richardson.


In March 2010 he gets naked again to promote his new fragrance for men “BANG”.  The photographer who captured him now is Juergen Teller.

Vivienne Westwood posted naked on a couch in front of Juergen Teller’s camera. The pictures were not use for a campaign but surely there were discussed a lot! The designer has already said “Fashion is about eventually being naked“.

Tom Ford has also been naked in front of the camera of Steve Klein for W magazine.
That’s it for now…
We hope to see some more pictures from our beloved designers…

I am sure we will!!! 😉

More than a lookbook! (Part 2)

Following my previous post about the new F/W 11-12 lookbook of the famous designer Christian Louboutin with the collaboration of the photographer Peter Lippmann, which was inspired by famous classic portrait paintings, I was curious to see the paintings and compare them with the photos of the lookbook.

Trully I was amazed…

I have created a collage with the two pictures. On the left you will see the pictures of Louboutin’s lookbook and on the right the real painting.

Take a look and I am waiting for your comments!

“Santa Dorotea” by Francisco de Zurbaran (1648)

“Elisabeth of Austria” by Francois Clouet (1571)

“Portrait of a Girl” by Jean Babtiste Camille Corot (1857)

“Mary Magdalene with oil lamp” by Georges de la Tour (1635)

“Marquise d’Antin” by Jean-Marc Nattier (1738)

“Portrait d’une Negresse” by Marie-Guillemine Benoist (1800)

“Arrangement in grey and white / Whistler’s Mother” by Whistler (1871)

Such inspirational work…

Read also: “More than a lookbook! (Part 1)”

More than a lookbook! (Part 1)

The famous designer Christian Louboutin and the photographer Peter Lippmann worked together to present the new lookbook for the designer’s F/W 11-12 collection.

Inspired by famous classic portrait paintings they have presented an artistic lookbook that can be exhibited in art galleries and museums, not only in a fashion store.

If we consider the Marketing approach this is a campaign that noone will ever forget!

Let’s take a look on the pictures:

“Mary Magdalene with oil lamp” by Georges de la Tour

“Elisabeth of Austria” by Francois Clouet

“Santa Dorotea” by Francisco de Zurbaran

“Portrait of a Girl” by Jean Babtiste Camille Corot

“Portrait d’une Negresse” by Marie-Guillemine Benoist

“Marquise d’Antin” by Jean-Marc Nattier

“Arrangement in grey and white / Wistler’s Mother” by Whistler

Read also: “More than a lookbook! (Part 2)

Helena Paparizou & Apostolos Mitropoulos

Apostolos Mitropoulos and Helena Paparizou worked together and created one of the first really fashionable video clips in Greece.

Apostolos, a fashion designer of the new generation of greek designers with his eccentric style and his muse Helena, one of the most famous greek pop singers, they collaborated for her new video clip of the song “Baby it’s over” which had been a great hit in greek and european radios from the first time it was presented.

Helena presented for the first time her new song during “MAD Walk” a show which combines Music & Fashion. During “MAD Walk”, we saw Helena singing “Baby it’s over” and a catwalk with Apostolos’ clothes.

Enjoy the new clip and a great song!

Celebrities in fashion

One of the most usual promotion and marketing tools in fashion is to use Celebrities for product endorsement and advertising campaigns.

With this action fashion companies achieve brand awareness and recognition through faces of great influence.

We have already seen actors, athletes, singers and other celebrities to act like real models in a photo shout.

Some of the advertising campaigns we saw in 2011 are listed below.

Juliane Moore for TalbotsJulianne Moore for Talbots’ spring 2011 campaign lensed by Mert & Marcus

Rafael Nadal for Armani Jeans & Underwear

Megan Fox for Armani Jeans & UnderwearMegan Fox for Armani Jeans & Underwear

Blake Lively for Chanel

Tom Brady for Under Armour

January Jones for Versace

Kirsten Dunst for Bulgari’s new fragrance, Mon Jasmin Noir

 

Monica Belucci and Dolce Gabbana in Martini Gold

The “Oscar Fashion Show”

May anyone deny that the Oscars is not one of the biggest and most expensive fashion shows?

The world’s best designers and the most top recognised models walked on a “red catwalk” most known as the red carpet.

Let’s take a look at what the stars chose to wear for the Oscar’s 2011 Ceremony.

scarlett_johannson_d&gScarlett Johansson in D&G

reese_witherspoon_armani_priveReese Witherspoon in Armani Prive

nicole_kidman_diorNicole Kidman in Dior

natalie_portman_rodarteNatalie Portman in Rodarte

mila_kunis_elie_saabMila Kunis in Elie Saab

hilary_swank_gucciHilary Swank in Gucci

halle_berry_marchesaHalle Berry in Marchesa

hailee_steinfeld_marchesaHailee Steinfeld in Marchesa

gwyneth_paltrow_ckGwyneth Paltrow in Calvin Klein

cate_blanchett_givenchyCate Blanchett in Givenchy

anne_hathaway_valentinoAnne Hathaway in Valentino

 

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Haute Couture Fashion Week Review

A really interesting video by Fashion Tv, reviewing what we saw during the Haute Couture Fashion Week for Spring Summer 2011 in Paris.

Presented and created to show the magic world of fashion and the “dreamland” of haute couture!

Read more: Highlighting the Paris Haute Couture for SS11

Highlighting the Paris Haute Couture for SS11

What we saw, what we liked and what caught our attention during the Haute Couture Shows in Paris for Spring / Summer 2011.

The mature models of Adeline Andre

Black, White and Blue for Alexis Mabille

Simple and Chic for Chanel by Karl Langerfeld

Punk Rock Haute Couture by Jean Paul Gaultier

Feathers & Wings by “On aura tout vu

Fairy Tail by Dior with the signature of John Galliano

Watch also: “Haute Couture Fashion Week Review

John Galliano FW 2011/12 FOR MEN

Designers have already presented their first fashion shows for fall winter season of 2011 – 2012. Let’s find out and see several catwalk performances and really cool stages!

John Galliano was inspired by the streets of NY. His creations and the way of presentation reminds us homeless men! Is it just an idea or another action against the world crisis?!

Mary Katrantzou – The Greek Designer who conquered London

Mary Katrantzou is the greek designer who conquered London’s fashion runways with her digital prints.  She won the Swiss Textile Award 2010 and created her own brand.

Watch her latest catwalk in London SS11 and her interview in the following video.