One of my all-time favorite actress, Thandie Newton, whose innate grace and beauty shine through her every movie and her every Red Carpet appearance is the face (and the body) for Louis Vuitton’s Double Exposure campaign.
The advertorial initiative proposed itself to “counterbalance to today’s disposable media culture” by using images shot by Tom Craig in a 19th century technique (the subject must pose for 12 seconds). The end result is pretty interesting and unique today, especially in ad campaigns looking to promote their latest products!
However, the most important part of the campaign lies in the styling – the subject is immortalized wearing Louis Vuitton, biensur, and surrounded by her most personal treasured possessions. Hit the jump to see what Thandie wanted near her when she was photographed!
She wanted her passport, a teddy bear she had won at a competition when she was 5 and since that moment on it never left her bedside (which happens now with her daughter, Ripley’s bedside). A painting of her native Cornwall, a sculpture of her hugging her daughter made by her daughter, Ripley, and a little pendant of the Indian birth deity. That’s what Thandie chose to stand by her and represent her most personal possessions.
“And people say to me, I mean literally, people have said to me, ‘What have you got against Vogue that you don’t want to be on their cover?’ And I just laugh. […]
They [Vogue] don’t feel the need to represent because it doesn’t make any sense to them. It’s just baffling to me, but as usual America will dictate the ways things go and a magazine like Vogue will just follow America,” she said. “But it’s like, don’t you want to trail blaze?”