Couture Lineup For Valentino’s Spring Summer 2012 Ad Campaign

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Although I can’t really tell why, I keep on starring at this ad / picture for a couple of days. So I decided to pop the question and ask you how you felt about Valentino’s Spring Summer 2012 Ad Campaign?

They say it has a Mexican flavor (even if the models cast don’t necessarily point towards Mexico, visually: Bette Franke, Maud Franzen, Fei Fei Sun, Zuzanna Bijoch, Clement Chabernaud). It’s a very nice composition, the photography is signed by Deborah Turbeville but still fails to impress me. I love the clothes, I loved them since I first laid eyes on, on the catwalk. But please do enlighten me: what should this advertorial setting mean?

Valentino Spring Summer 2012 Ad Campaign

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#1 Dollybird on 01.04.12 at 6:40 am

Deborah Turberville is a wonderful though slightly forgotten photographer who was somewhat iconic in the 70s/80s with her dewy vintage approach to photography a la Brassai. She did fabulous campaigns for Cacharel and Sonia Rykiel in the past.
I love her style and there was always mystery to her work but here I’m perplexed as well. I may have a vivid imagination but judging this one picture here the first thing that came to my mind was the sight of couture drenched wives of South American dictators arrested at sunrise and heading to be lined up, frisked and maybe executed. What a sad and depressing ambiance. I hope the rest of the images are better. I’m sure some people will see the artistic side of this image though. *shrugs shoulders*

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