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Britney Spears for POP Fall/Winter 2010 by Todd Cole

Continuing with their celebration of all things blonde, POP’s fall edition taps one of the most famous blondes in music to be their latest cover star. Inspired by anime, Spears is a mix of Lolita and bride in the fantastical images shot by Todd Cole. Through the combined efforts of Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, fashion editor Vanessa Reid and set designer Peter Klein, Spears transforms from pop star to fashion fantasy in the hyper realistic shoot.






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74 Comments

  1. Debunker

    September 9, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Absolutely Horrendous !!!!

  2. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Don’t like this at all!

  3. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Don’t like this at all!

  4. Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Don’t like this at all!

  5. Efvva

    September 9, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    I LOVE this. I love it I love it I love it!

  6. Efvva

    September 9, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    I LOVE this. I love it I love it I love it!

  7. Baby

    September 9, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Embarrassing…

  8. Baby

    September 9, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Embarrassing…

  9. Anon

    September 9, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    I actually like it. Not only is it something different, but it has a vision and sticks to it.

  10. Anon

    September 9, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    :-( these are so incredibly sad. She looks like she is crying in every photo. A true lolita married to popular culture..

  11. Anon

    September 9, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    :-( these are so incredibly sad. She looks like she is crying in every photo. A true lolita married to popular culture..

    • FASHIONOGRAPHY

      September 9, 2010 at 7:17 pm

      I completely agree 100%.

    • FASHIONOGRAPHY

      September 9, 2010 at 7:17 pm

      I completely agree 100%.

    • FASHIONOGRAPHY

      September 9, 2010 at 7:17 pm

      I completely agree 100%.

    • Rossina Bossio

      September 9, 2010 at 8:29 pm

      “A true lolita married to popular culture”. That’s precisely the point. It’s called irony. This is clearly not an average editorial.

      • anonymous

        September 9, 2010 at 9:19 pm

        I’m glad someone else gets it!

      • anonymous

        September 9, 2010 at 9:19 pm

        I’m glad someone else gets it!

      • Kate

        September 10, 2010 at 12:10 am

        Exactly! This isn’t a fashion shoot in a search for beauty – it’s using icon and irony to capture the essence of how extreme popular culture can be, and Britney is just a pawn who embodies it. It’s critiquing culture -it’s not ‘beautiful’, it’s exposing and very interesting. Whether that was their intention I don’t know – but it is called ‘POP’.

        http://dulllifeyoudonthavetobethisway.tumblr.com/

        • jazzy elizabeth

          September 10, 2010 at 8:06 am

          see but is it. it’s like they’re telling her one thing and thinking another. i don’t think she gets the irony bit. or she does and she’s doing it very well.
          oooohhh.

        • jazzy elizabeth

          September 10, 2010 at 8:06 am

          see but is it. it’s like they’re telling her one thing and thinking another. i don’t think she gets the irony bit. or she does and she’s doing it very well.
          oooohhh.

        • don

          September 11, 2010 at 9:39 am

          No it’s the other way around of the reverse of what they said…. oh who gives a shit. The pics are like old Playboy meets 80’s My Little Pony. Whatever.

      • Kate

        September 10, 2010 at 12:10 am

        Exactly! This isn’t a fashion shoot in a search for beauty – it’s using icon and irony to capture the essence of how extreme popular culture can be, and Britney is just a pawn who embodies it. It’s critiquing culture -it’s not ‘beautiful’, it’s exposing and very interesting. Whether that was their intention I don’t know – but it is called ‘POP’.

        http://dulllifeyoudonthavetobethisway.tumblr.com/

      • Anon

        September 13, 2010 at 12:42 am

        I don’t see irony at all to be honest, I see complete reality, which all parties involved surely know as well.

  12. Anon

    September 9, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    :-( these are so incredibly sad. She looks like she is crying in every photo. A true lolita married to popular culture..

  13. Anon

    September 9, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    :-( these are so incredibly sad. She looks like she is crying in every photo. A true lolita married to popular culture..

  14. Anon

    September 9, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    :-( these are so incredibly sad. She looks like she is crying in every photo. A true lolita married to popular culture..

  15. Daniel

    September 9, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    woowyy.. totally love it…finally some good shoot for britney :))) ..happy 4 her

  16. FASHIONOGRAPHY

    September 9, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Well, this isn’t a disaster at all! -_-

  17. FASHIONOGRAPHY

    September 9, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Well, this isn’t a disaster at all! -_-

  18. Rupert Pupkin

    September 9, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    CREE-PY, especially the headline picture

  19. Erika

    September 9, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    She looks like a zombie.

  20. S Jessica Deal

    September 9, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Not liking this at ALL…. A terrible look for her. I wish she was innocent girl next door again, like she once was.

  21. S Jessica Deal

    September 9, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Not liking this at ALL…. A terrible look for her. I wish she was innocent girl next door again, like she once was.

  22. S Jessica Deal

    September 9, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Not liking this at ALL…. A terrible look for her. I wish she was innocent girl next door again, like she once was.

  23. rb

    September 9, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    she look so much like a man and with a gigantic head…. for some reason though its better than a lot of stuff i see, i think its the fact it makes me cringe so much.

  24. Mark Thompkins

    September 9, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    yupp this is shit

  25. Irina

    September 9, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Trailer trash playing dress-up, what’s not to like?

    • Rebecca

      September 10, 2010 at 1:07 pm

      HEY, you can not call Britney trailer trash. You just can’t. She had a good upbringing and worked HARD to get where she is. Period.

      • Billy Ray

        September 12, 2010 at 1:13 pm

        Oh yes, I’m sure she had a perfectly good trailer trash upbringing. And it definitely shows. One should give credit where deserved.

      • Billy Ray

        September 12, 2010 at 1:13 pm

        Oh yes, I’m sure she had a perfectly good trailer trash upbringing. And it definitely shows. One should give credit where deserved.

  26. Bruno Vianna

    September 9, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    I absolutely love Britney Spears and I think she looks amazing in this shoot, it´s so conceptual and girlie and it brings back all that manga theme to it, she couldnt have looked better!! Congrats to POP for having such an iconic star on their cover! xoxo

  27. Bruno Vianna

    September 9, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    I absolutely love Britney Spears and I think she looks amazing in this shoot, it´s so conceptual and girlie and it brings back all that manga theme to it, she couldnt have looked better!! Congrats to POP for having such an iconic star on their cover! xoxo

  28. Bruno Vianna

    September 9, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    I absolutely love Britney Spears and I think she looks amazing in this shoot, it´s so conceptual and girlie and it brings back all that manga theme to it, she couldnt have looked better!! Congrats to POP for having such an iconic star on their cover! xoxo

  29. Crastudio

    September 9, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Yipp, This photographer has just confirmed that a camera can be a very dangerous weapon in the hands of some one that does not know how to use it. And britney should just stick to being photographed by the paparazzi, because they do a better job at making her look good.

  30. Andie

    September 9, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    I like Britney, but this is awful, looks so amateur. The only thing that I like is that she looks like seventeen again :)

  31. mellowyellow

    September 9, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    what did i just look at?

  32. mellowyellow

    September 9, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    what did i just look at?

  33. mellowyellow

    September 9, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    what did i just look at?

  34. Eva

    September 9, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    I like that she’s wearing Rodarte again, which she wore on the cover of her Circus album. I think she looks beautiful, probably airbrused but still looks great!

  35. Eva

    September 9, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    I like that she’s wearing Rodarte again, which she wore on the cover of her Circus album. I think she looks beautiful, probably airbrused but still looks great!

  36. Stephen Dimmick

    September 10, 2010 at 12:31 am

    LOVE>>> Poignant and sad. SO beautiful..

  37. Jabari Turbocity Holmes

    September 10, 2010 at 1:08 am

    I care not about the irony. The pics look horrible. Like Courtney Love overdosing on twinkies.

  38. Jabari Turbocity Holmes

    September 10, 2010 at 1:08 am

    I care not about the irony. The pics look horrible. Like Courtney Love overdosing on twinkies.

  39. Jabari Turbocity Holmes

    September 10, 2010 at 1:08 am

    I care not about the irony. The pics look horrible. Like Courtney Love overdosing on twinkies.

  40. Kay

    September 10, 2010 at 3:09 am

    OMG, there’s too much glow in every photo! Her hair, make up and styling look horrendous! And why is she posing as if she were 17 again??
    This could much be a joke photoshoot, but the fact that it’s meant to be serious is either sad or hilarious. If I were Britney, I would be ashamed of this.

  41. Anonymous

    September 10, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    It depends on the editorial agenda I think, it can either be a complete disaster or a pure genius–I somehow had a feeling that it’s the latter (which prob. done in Britney’s expense of not knowing and even clueless on the idea; which makes it rather cruel).

    ps. pic #5 look like a man.

  42. Poko365

    September 10, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    scary~i wont do this to myself B~ dont do again plz~55555555555

  43. Poko365

    September 10, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    scary~i wont do this to myself B~ dont do again plz~55555555555

  44. Poko365

    September 10, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    scary~i wont do this to myself B~ dont do again plz~55555555555

  45. Allee Lee

    September 10, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    I get the point of the shoot and I kinda like the whole idea of it.
    But I don’t like the way its done and not because its not like the typical editorial, that editing looks like its done by half my friends on FB that try to use PS.
    Its ew, its amateur looking, and it looks for something for a cheap site.

  46. Titian

    September 11, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Actually there is very little irony in pairing up Murakami with Spears. Its commercial pop trash meets commercial pop trash. Obvious, and culturally redundant. And yes, sad.

  47. Titian

    September 11, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Actually there is very little irony in pairing up Murakami with Spears. Its commercial pop trash meets commercial pop trash. Obvious, and culturally redundant. And yes, sad.

  48. moo

    September 12, 2010 at 10:50 am

    oh this is so good

  49. moo

    September 12, 2010 at 10:50 am

    oh this is so good

  50. Ieva

    September 13, 2010 at 11:00 am

    this made me laugh :DD

    http://theleggy.blogspot.com/

  51. Vanessanchezz

    September 14, 2010 at 12:24 am

    She looks sad.

  52. Vanessanchezz

    September 14, 2010 at 12:24 am

    She looks sad.

  53. emily

    September 14, 2010 at 2:45 am

    this is just awkward

  54. emily

    September 14, 2010 at 2:45 am

    this is just awkward

  55. Anonymous

    September 14, 2010 at 3:37 am

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

    That is all.

  56. bubbless

    September 14, 2010 at 10:56 am

    LOVE HER

  57. bubbless

    September 14, 2010 at 10:56 am

    LOVE HER

  58. Edoardo94

    September 15, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Brilliant work!!!

    It makes thinking people think more about popular culture and fame

  59. Styleamor

    September 30, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Her smile and expressions looks So FORCED and fake, she seems to be out of it and not in a good way, I think the shoot was a disaster and honestly only her “inner” emotions came out, which is scary because she looks confused, high or god knows what else is wrong with her.

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