If you’re like us, you’ve no doubt been fawning over every last detail of the Versace x Fendi collaboration, which Donatella Versace and Kim Jones unveiled during Milan Fashion Week back in September. The wait for the highly-anticipated advertising campaign to accompany the marvelous Fendace collection is finally over and true to speculation, Steven Meisel was commissioned to capture this iconic collab. The Pre-Fall 2022 ads feature an impressive lineup of models: Anok Yai, Adut Akech, Naomi Campbell, Imaan Hammam, Amar Akway, Lina Zhang, Anja Rubik and Kristen McMenamy.
The end result failed to excite most of our forum members, however. “Looks like H&M or something. Steven waste-of-money Meisel,” said MagFan.
“They look overly Photoshopped and kind of CGI. This is not good,” critiqued Scotty.
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“It just looks like a glorified backstage shoot…it’s even more depressing that this is what we’ve come to in terms of visual art,” stated GERGIN.
“Hideous, the clothes seriously look like 10-dollar knockoffs you would find on a street corner in Los Angeles. The photography looks perfect for the windows of a tacky hair salon nearby,” voiced YohjiAddict.
“What a letdown…” added guimon.
But not everyone agreed. “This may not be the most brilliant or visually stunning campaign Meisel’s ever done, but I absolutely love it and I’ll always show support for Meisel! Great casting…” approved aracic.
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