Prints! Colors! Supermodels! Versace’s ad campaign for spring seems to call for exclamation marks.Segueing from the strong collection Donatella Versace designed for spring as a tribute to her late brother Gianni on the 20th anniversary of his death, the campaign emphasizes the newly revisited archival prints. The fashion show in September ended with five of Gianni Versace’s favorite models — Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Carla Bruni, Helena Christensen and Claudia Schiffer — posing in a tableaux vivant and walking the length of the runway with artistic director Donatella Versace, which made for the social media moment of Milan Fashion Week.The ad campaign due to bow on Dec. 18 is yet another tribute to supermodel-dom as the images by Steven Meisel are fronted by Campbell; Christy Turlington; Gisele Bündchen; Natalia Vodianova; Raquel Zimmermann; Irina Shayk; Gigi Hadid; Kaia Gerber; Vittoria Ceretti; Cara Taylor; Birgit Kos; Grace Elizabeth, and Noah Luis Brown. “Naomi had to be by my side for this very special campaign celebrating Gianni….She is family to me,” Versace said.“It has been amazing shooting this campaign surrounded by all of my friends and some of Gianni’s to whom this collection is a tribute,” she continued. “I felt so many different emotions at the same time, but they were all very positive. There was such a joyful energy in the air, it was like I went in a travel machine and went back to the Nineties. It was like if Gianni was on set with us.”Meisel and Versace last worked together on the fall 2004 ready-to-wear ad campaign.The photos convey a sense of female empowerment and each image reflects the singular personality of the models."The women of this campaign are the iconic beauties," the designer said. "Their age is of no importance as icons have no age. These strong and sexy women fully express the energy and the spirit of Versace.”For example, Campbell strikes a pose in leggings and a top sporting the "Vogue" print, swinging a tote with the same allover print, while Bündchen is seen clad in a baroque and animal print look, her blonde hair loose under a headscarf.“It was so special to be a part of this campaign and to spend the day with Donatella and Steven, who have been incredibly generous and kind with me since the beginning of my career,” Bündchen said. “I also got to wear handmade Versace vintage pieces. The craftsmanship was incredible.”[caption id="attachment_11073583" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Gisele Bündchen in Versace's spring 2018 campaign.[/caption]Credits include makeup by Pat McGrath and hair by Guido Palau.
@beyonce chose a custom gown by @falgunishanepeacockindia for mother @mstinalawson 's second annual Wearable Art Gala last night. The gown, which took 10 days to make, was inspired by Nubian warrior queen Amanishakheto. Reporting by @hernameislex . #wwdeye 👑 🐝#beyonce
After dressing @justintimberlake for his Super Bowl halftime performance last month, @stellamccartney has designed the star’s "Man of the Woods" tour wardrobe. Timberlake will be wearing a mix of pieces from McCartney’s fall men's collection as well as custom designs and items from his own closet. #wwdfashion
@carmeloanthony is upping his fashion game once again, introducing a hat collection with @goorinbros. Called Fresh Greens by Melo x Goorin, the line consists of five unisex models, all of which are made in America from 100 percent wool. Each hat is lined with Anthony’s signature and the inscription “Knowledge of self, wisdom and understanding.” You can purchase the collection line at Goorin’s website as well as three off its stores in San Francisco, New York City and Las Vegas #wwdaccessories
“I am of tradition, but that doesn’t mean I have an old outlook on life,” Hubert de Givenchy told WWD in an interview in 1978. The legendary designer, who died last week at the age of 91, achieved wide success soon after launching his own couture boutique in the early ’50s, but he refused to pine for that time. For the first time since its original publication, read our interview with Givenchy on his awe for Audrey Hepburn and looking forward. Link in bio. #wwdarchives #fbf (📷: Pierre Schermann)
About last night: @alexachung and @supergausa toasted the launch of their capsule collection. “It’s the shape that I love, so rather than amend the last and make the sole crazy or do anything wild, we just did really subtle additions that I think make it look really luxe-y,” said Chung. #wwdfashion (📷: Marc Patrick)
Exclusive: @off____white’s @virgilabloh is launching an exclusive eyewear capsule collection @sunglasshut. The unisex collection, which is made up of three styles, first made its debut on the brand’s fall runway show in Paris. Get all the details on WWD.com – link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion