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Long gone are the days when fashion houses would release their campaigns in the glossy folds of fashion magazines. The times, they are a changin’, and social media has found its place as the medium of choice for campaign releases. Between Selena Gomez debuting her Louis Vuitton campaign on Instagram to Marc Jacobs’ slow rollout of his Fall 2016 ads, social media is teasing campaigns faster than I can bat a lash. Here, for your reading pleasure, is the best of the week in social media.
Selena Gomez Wears a Giant Fur Hat for Nicolas Ghesquière’s Louis Vuitton
Just one day after Nicolas Ghesquière hinted at a collaboration, the creative director again took to Instagram to confirm that Selena Gomez has been named the face of Louis Vuitton’s Series 5 campaign, sharing the singer’s ad from the shoot, which was photographed by Bruce Weber. The actress also debuted a campaign photo on Instagram, captioning it, “Happy to finally share my first @louisvuitton campaign—thank you and love you.”
Dolce & Gabbana’s Fall Campaign Takes Over Naples’ Cobbled Streets
For its latest campaign, Dolce & Gabbana is going in a bit of a new direction. Instead of hiring a high-fashion photographer to shoot the new Fall 2016 collection, the label turned to Franco Pagetti, an Italian-based news photographer who shoots for prestigious magazines like Time. In an idyllic Italian neighborhood in Naples, Italy between the hanging laundry and the locals ogling out their windows, Pagetti changed the Dolce & Gabbana narrative. What better way to make followers feel like part of the shoot than a behind-the-scenes look on the brand’s Facebook page?
A$AP Rocky is the New Kaiser of Collaborations
Lately, A$AP Rocky’s collaboration schedule has been as busy as Daddy Karl Lagerfeld’s. Between designing a capsule with J.W. Anderson and starring in the latest Dior Homme campaign, when does he have time to make music? On Tuesday, Dior Homme’s creative director, Kris Van Assche, dropped the first images of the Winter 2016 campaign on Instagram.
Marc Jacobs Works It With Missy Elliot
Is it worth it, let me work it! Marc Jacobs is flipping it and reversing it to the early 2000s with Missy Elliot, as she and Sissy Spacek were revealed as the first in a series of bold-faced names to star in Jacobs’ Fall 2016 campaign. Shot by David Sims, the photos are being shared in spurts on Instagram, in posts featuring lengthy captions from Jacobs about why he chose each campaign star. Continuing to push campaign boundaries, Jacobs’ has added artist and musician Genesis P-Orridge and modeling duo John and Carlos, as well as Cara Delevingne, St. Vincent’s Annie Clark, and a group of female models to the mix. Pick me next, Marc!
Riccardo Tisci Blurs Runway and Reality on Instagram
After teasing part of his Fall 2016 ad campaign earlier this month, Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci is at it again. Styled by Carine Roitfeld, the campaign, which blurs the lines between runway and real life, will be released in its entirety this fall. Who knew a 41-year-old could have so much fun on Instagram? Though, a millennial might want to teach Tisci the difference between a backstage snap and an ad campaign.
Choupette’s Social Musings, June 6 – 10 Originally Posted HERE