Dream of Couture – Giambattista Valli played with hard and soft elements for his sophomore haute couture collection presented in Paris this week. Feminine touches of lace, flowers and sequins are juxtaposed with streamlined silhouettes for spring. Valli even included outerwear with sheer capes and a more embellished take on a sixties housecoat. Models also wore large floral hair ornaments to match stunning gowns in hues of plum, fuchsia, ivory and black.
Gasoline Girls – After a preview, we have a full look at Prada’s spring 2012 campaign starring some of the industry’s top girls including Natasha Poly, Guinevere van Seenus, Elise Crombez, Meghan Collison, Katryn Kruger and Ymre Stiekema. Captured by Steven Meisel in a fifties style gas station, the group wears Miuccia Prada’s vintage silhouettes paired with colorful car motifs and kitschy patterns. Soaking up the sun, the girls appear to be luxuriating before hitting the road.
Prada Daze – The spring 2012 campaign from Prada enlists a cast of all star models and newer faces including Natasha Poly, Meghan Collison, Elise Crombez, Ymre Stiekema and Katryn Kruger. Steven Meisel returned this season to photograph the girls at a gas station–an appropriate location for a collection featuring colorful car motifs. (Fashionista)