One of my favorite pastimes is poring over magazines while having a cup of coffee. And two nights ago, that is exactly what I did. This DVF ad campaign caught my eye. What a nod to surrealism! I couldn’t help but wonder if the advertising team attending Dylis Blum’s lecture on The Surrealist Hat. The styling of the shot is such a reference to the art of Dali and Magritte from the 1930s. The text accompanying the ad says:
Be the woman you want to be.
French Connection also followed suit – their models shielding their faces with balloons.
My real favorite is this fashion illustration featured in Elle Collections UK. Fashion illustrations are a favorite of mine, and I would love to see them make a comeback. This editorial illustration certainly looks a lot like the vintage illustrated ads for Maybelline and other cosmetics.
Here’s to hoping that everything old will be new again!GHTime Code(s): nc