Or was it the Little Old Woman? The Carpetbagger’s finding both to be proven evident, but we’d sleep better at night with a definite answer if anyone wants to weigh in!
THEN THE LITERAL INTERPRETATION IS PRETTY RAD
Now for some of my favorite illustrations by Antonio Lopez.
These last 3 full page images are my absolute favorite! Everything from the color, to the nonchalant facial expressions, to the simply portrayed activities of the everyday fashionista- pure brilliance. I think I may paint the walls of my future house with these ingenious illustrations.
Well here you have it for the newest Jil Sander ad Spring 2012 ad campaign.
Huffington Post, among other publications have admitted to be slightly frightened by the new ads, but I’ve never been one to shy away from a little creepy infused fashion. It stirs more emotions in the viewer, and like they say-no press is bad press. Photographed by Willy Vanerperre, model Natasha Poly brought on the spook factor to the campaign (same duo worked together for the Proenza Schouler ads). ALAUU claims it gives her “an eery Hitchcock vibe,” quite a complement in my book! (I’m a huge Hitchcock fan) The ads do give off a cinematic vibe that I’m totally digging. Some critics are saying it seems reminiscent of the Jil Sand ad campaign from 2000…
In terms of the overall styling I feel more innovation from the decade old campaign. When it comes to the actual clothing itself (most important feature in a campaign?) the current ad absolutely speaks to me more, though that’s most likely do to changes in trends over time.
I had a feeling they were on their way back, and from the looks of Pre-Fall 2012, I can definitely say (with some enthusiasm!) that peplums are having a moment.
Leather AND Peplum? Yes Please!
The brave Peplum has been around since the Greeks starting dressing themselves instead of running around naked, but mid-century, we saw a sure rebirth of the flounced strip of fabric attached at the waistline which adds a little sass to any outfit.
Here’s a helpful timeline of the peplum’s evolution in the 20th century…
Thanks to Christian Dior and his support in “The New Deal,” the Peplum found a sure place in American Fashion in 1947.
Especially loving Liv Tyler in Stella Mccartney and Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli!
From Spring 2011, Jill Sander brought us…
And American Vogue featured a whole story dedicated entirely to peplum detailed ensembles. Fabulous Fashion Editor Camilla Nickerson and Photographer Craig McDean brought the trend to life.
Then just for kicks, here are a few Peplum adorned ensembles from back in the day.
Wonder when us Americans began copying the always chic Parisians? Though are we to blame? The French have always seemed to be a step ahead or two.