17.1.06

alien pussycat

Valentino's latest ad campaign is very eerie. The idea of using animé/manga features within a human face is interesting, and has incredible potential, but it doesn't work for me here. In fact, she looks more like Gollum than some surreal, disturbing beauty. Overall, the artwork detracts from the clothing, which is unfortunate as Valentino's collection was beautiful. What really creeps me out is that this photoshopped creature is immediately recognizable as Jessica Stam. Thanks to FAD for the link.

3 comments:

Couture Notes said...

i hear you..if anything they should just put gemma ward in their ad campaign. she has that wide-eye doe-like innocence but pleasant to look at. maybe they're going for the blythe doll look.

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Danielle said...

I think they should have shrunk down her chin as well... it seems like they didn't go far enough. Oh, and I love her hair.

Blue Floppy Hat said...

She looks like the spitting image of something out of a Margaret Keane painting, maybe that's the effect they were going for because the kitten with her looks just the same.