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PEDRO’S TURN: Missoni creative director Angela Missoni has secured famed director Pedro Almodóvar to front the brand’s new advertising campaign. Almodóvar, a friend of the designer, falls into place with the strong Spanish inspiration of Missoni’s spring collection.

Once again, the designer turned to Juergen Teller, who photographed the director; Missoni herself and her daughters Teresa and Margherita; Almodóvar favorites, actresses Rossy de Palma and Blanca Suarez, and model Mariacarla Boscono in Madrid’s hot spot Villa Rosa. “You eat tapas and dance flamenco there,” said Missoni of the locale, which appears in Almodóvar’s 1991 film “High Heels.” The venue and its dancers fit with Missoni’s idea of a “spontaneous” campaign, as the designer asked Teller for “dynamic photos. We all improvised freely. I would like for the images to talk about the company, not only of the product, and become institutional, moving beyond pure fashion photos.”

This story first appeared in the January 24, 2012 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

The ads will bow next month in March fashion titles.

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