Late last year, Lady Gaga’s spring advertisements for Versace broke and now here is a look at the unretouched versions courtesy of Jezebel. The change between the original and final product is obvious to say the least. Considering all the discussion recently about retouching in fashion images such as the aerie lingerie campaign, it’s interesting to see the change before the alterations and the finalized image. See more of the photographs on Jezebel.com.
Katy in Versace–Singer Katy Perry showed off her dark side in a slinky, black gown from Versace at a recent event. Posing on the red carpet of MOCA’s 35th Anniversary Gala held in Los Angeles on March 29th, the “Dark Horse” singer accessorized the dress with Christian Louboutin shoes and an Eddie Parker purse. Katy’s sleek bob and nude lip color shows off a more pared down side of the pop star.
Versace Fall 2014–Donatella Versace aimed for a cleaned up and simplified outing with Versace’s fall-winter 2014 collection. The Italian fashion house’s revamped look certainly did not mean a doing away of its trademarked sensuality. Versace presented bias cut dresses for a body-conscious look featuring glimpses of skin. Elsewhere, the fall season embraces military inspired ornaments embellished over coats, on top of dresses as well as slim-cut pantsuits. The rock and roll, party girl spirit came out in the form of short mini dresses decorated with sparkles and studs galore.
Versace Woman–Following up the accessories campaign featuring Lady Gaga, Italian fashion house Versace releases its mainline spring-summer 2014 advertisements featuring Anna Ewers. The Germah model has been on fire lately with work for Prada and Alexander Wang. The Versace images were photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott with styling by Joe McKenna. See more of the black and white snaps below.
Kate Moss holding her famous Playboy cover shot by Mert & Marcus / courtesy of Instagram
Recently, fashion photography duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott chatted to Style.com about their much buzzed about Playboy cover shoot with Kate Moss along with more of their famous works such as the spring Givenchy and Versace campaigns. We selected some choice quotes from the interview below, but you can check out the full feature on Style.
On what makes Kate’s Playboy shoot different than the magazine’s other spread:
Marcus Piggott: “She’s dressed more than the girls in most Playboy editorials. It was a bit of a striptease. We wanted to leave a little bit to the imagination, and we wanted the reader to get excited imagining what’s underneath. But there are a lot of crazy pictures that you haven’t seen…”
Image of Donatella Versace and Anthony Vaccarello / Courtesy of Versace
Versace x Anthony Vaccarello – Following up collaborations with Christopher Kane and JW Anderson, Versace has decided to team up for a collection of ready-to-wear and accessories with Belgian designer Anthony Vaccarello. The 31-year-old launched his label in 2008 and won the ANDAM Award in 2012. Vaccarello’s aesthetic is described as very sexy with a focus on body conscious designs. “Anthony’s clothes have everything that I love: they are sensual, dynamic, daring. He is a natural, and has the confidence and talent to push fashion where he wants it and where it is relevant for today’s women. I can’t wait to collaborate with him, and to see Versus Versace through his eyes,” says Donatella Versace about the collection.
2013′s Top Searches – Google has released its annual roundup of top searches for 2013, called the Zeitgeist. It reports on the most searched for, and also fastest trending names in the world. The top five fashion brands searched for on Google (in the US) included Michael Kors, Gucci and Versace. Among the most searched for people ranked Miley Cyrus, Rihanna and Beyonce. See our roundup of the top searches below, but you can view the full list here.
Lady Gaga in Versace Prints – After starring in the Versace’s spring 2014 campaign, pop star Lady Gaga wore the Italian brand at the 2013 Jingle Bell Ball held in London earlier today. The custom made print pantsuit was paired with a flashy gold necklace, also from Versace. Gaga rocked a mop of blonde dreadlocks to go with the colorful look.
Gaga for Versace, Take Two – This weekend, we featured the first initial picture of Versace’s spring 2014 campaign starring Lady Gaga. Now, the Italian fashion house has released another image from the advertising campaign shot by Mert & Marcus. In the photo, Gaga can be seen flaunting the new Palazzo bag all the while looking like Donatella Versace with long blonde hair and a tan. “I am honoured that my friend Lady Gaga is the face of our new Versace campaign. I wanted to capture her true beauty and spirit in images that are elegant and alluring. She is like family to me, the embodiment of the Versace DNA,” Donatella says about the move.
Lady Gaga poses in Versace spring-summer 2014 ad / Image courtesy of mertalas Instagram
Gaga as Donatella – Earlier this month, the news was released that Lady Gaga would star as the face of Versace’s spring 2014 campaign. Now, thanks to the Instagram of Mert Alas from Mert & Marcus who shot the advertisements, we have a first look at the pop star in action. Lady Gaga is no doubt channeling Donatella Versace, wearing a long blonde wig and a sexy cut-away gown from Versace’s spring-summer 2014 line. It’s definitely a change from some of her whackier looks she has become famous for. Gaga also wrote a song for the designer called “Donatella” on her new album ARTPOP.