Well, controversey be damned here are some of my faves of what I have internets stalked so far:
BALENCIAGA / STEVEN MEISEL
Correct me if I am wrong, but (unless I have the credit info wrong) David Sims has shot the Balenciaga ads for years...Why the switch to Meisel this season, I wonder? I will assume they have kept M/M Paris on as the campaign designers (as they have for years) cuz this seems about their weirdness level (see any and all Stella McCartney ads for reference). I dig it though, if only cuz it is something unique in the sea of samesamesameyness that is the front third of most fashion magazines.
LANVIN / STEVEN MEISEL
The ads for Lanvin are always...CHALLENGING, shall we say? Remember the Bratz-like giant eyeballs? This ad is straight up UNCOMFORTABLE, but I find something fascinating in that.
Perhaps wearing Lanvin throws you into a full body orgasm. I would suspect that this is TRUE, although I have yet to have had the pleasure of Alber's creations on mah skin...Lemme try adn rectify that sitchernation and get back to ya.
CHANEL / KARL LAGERFELD (DUH)
Is that hat for sale? Because I need it. WHAT I ALSO NEED is Claudia Schiffer's pact with the devil/goblet of water from the Tuck Everlasting fountain. Last I checked bitch was 40. She looks 19. CALL ME, CLAUDIA.
GIVENCHY / MERT & MARCUS
They coulda done whaaaatevaaahhhh they wanted for this ad, I would been all for it. I LOVE THIS COLLECTION. I WANT TO WEAR TRIBAL ZIGZAGZ ALL OVER MY BODY ALL DAY LONG. Totally loving the logo treatment as well; it's like the logo for LOVE mag, which I know is controversial aesthetically for a lot of people but I am a champion of UGLY AMAZING and so I love it.
ALEXANDER WANG / FABIEN BARON
This is the first time I have ever been WANG RABID (hey wait, getyr mind outta the gutter!) in my life, readers of this blog know I am not usually a fan. But this sweatshirt MIGHT improve my life by like, 487%, I am pretty sure. Also (as I posted during fashion week) sidebraids are the new jam. And my supercrush Fabbyfabs is tops, obvs.
LOUIS VUITTON / STEVEN MEISEL
Bike shorts n clogs! Bike shorts n CLOGGZZZZZZZZ! I won't focus on the fact that this looks sorta like a grisly but CHIC murder scene discovery out of an episode of CSI:VOGUE, where they solve FASHIONABLE MURDERS with CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY (the head detectives are played by André Leon Tally and Grace Coddington). I will just focus on BIKE SHORTS N CLOGZZZZZ!
PRADA / STEVEN MEISEL
I know I am in a cold lonely dark room in enjoying this collection as much as I do, but I feel like it falls under my aforementioned UGLY AWESOME rubric. CLEAR PLASTIC & VELCRO on everythin, let's do it, I dig it. And orange lips are a look I like to rock myself, so thumbs up right there.
MARC JACOBS / JUERGEN TELLER
She's standing in a toilet. I mean. You've got my attention. (The End).
Can we talk about Steven Meisel for a second? Dude has the market CORNERRRRRRED on ad campaigns. Kinda crazy, right?
all pics from tfs