Kenzo Fall 2011 Ad Campaign

Posted on July 12, 2011

Y’know, it never actually occurred to us to ask this question, but what if Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Alfred Stieglitz were all as gorgeous as models and lived together as a threesome? They’d probably never get any work done what with all the posing and sex, so we guess the art world is the better for it never having happened. Still, if you’d like to imagine the scenario, this gorgeously photographed campaign for Kenzo is a great place to start. The clothes are beautifully reimagined from their runway looks and despite our jokey opening, we think the pictures inspire the imagination and tell a secret story. We could stare at these pics all day.

Kenzo Fall 2011 ad campaign
Featuring models Aymeline Valade, Kasia Struss and Clement Chabernaud
Photographed by Mario Sorrenti
Styled by Anastasia Barbieri
Hair and makeup by Jimmy Paul and Lucia Pieroni

Kenzo Fall 2011 Collection

[Photo Credit: tarsha via thefashionspot.com, style.com, elle.com]

    • Anonymous

      GOR-JUS.

      • Anonymous

        What Jill_3 said. Swoon.

    • http://twitter.com/aStudiobytheSea Jody Lee

      Yes!  Something different and interesting!  Great saturated colors in the ads.

    • Rand Ortega

      That 2nd photo shows how 1 should properly carry a handbag @ all times.

    • Anonymous

      Rich in color and great composition. Oh, and what jill_3 said too!

    • http://profiles.google.com/paigemano Paige Mano

      Boobs!

    • Jessica Rowe

      j’adore the dresses.  Looks like a Mexican Odd Molly.

    • http://visceralresponse.com Dina dV

      Despite not looking like models, considering how many sensual, nude shots Stieglitz took of O’Keefe, and how many ladybits she painted as flowers, I think they managed to have plenty of sex.  Can’t really speak about Kahlo and Diego Rivera, although my guess is…banged like rabbits.

      • Anonymous

        Banged like rabbits, and not just with each other. 

    • http://twitter.com/Naddy_Lite Princess Tiana

      LOVE LOVE.

    • MilaXX

      Loving the colors. This is yet another post giving me handbag envy. Oh that I was rich.

      • Anonymous

        My reaction exactly…

    • MilaXX

      Loving the colors. This is yet another post giving me handbag envy. Oh that I was rich.

    • Anonymous

      There was sex aplenty going on with Steiglitz and O’Keefe and Kahlo and Diego Rivera (or at least, Diego was having lots of sex – Frieda, maybe not so much).  And lots of combinations of partners, too.  And while the originals weren’t as beautiful as the models, they were a lot more interesting looking.  Still, this is a great and thought-provoking shoot.  And the clothes are swoon-worthy!

    • Sabrina Sorich

      this is funny because georgia o’keefe would never wear anything like this. 

      • Anonymous

        But she could paint stuff that feels like this.

    • Jason Kramer

      Effing Fabulous

    • Anonymous

      Gorgeous and fierce. What a great editorial and the models are working it. 

    • Anonymous

      Pretty but costumey.

    • Anonymous

      LOVE kenzo. very underrated in my opinion.

      • Anonymous

        I totally agree.

    • Anonymous

      Wow! Not really crazy about the clothes, but the photos are stunning. Art, with the capital A.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lauren-Jean-St-Martin/504251897 Lauren Jean St. Martin

      Yum!!

    • Anonymous

      The styling is amazing. And I love your ménage à trois vision, TLo!

    • Anonymous

      Loving this. The rich, saturated colors are so beautiful. Definitely stare worthy.

    • Lisa

      Just beautiful and so different!

    • Lisa

      Just beautiful and so different!

    • Anonymous

      idk, why Frida? Frida would not want to hawk high-end wares, she was a communist. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

      I love this set-up and the high-noon quality of the lighting. Very evocative.

    • Anonymous

      I want that plaid suit.  More to the point, I want somewhere to wear said plaid suit.  (In the colorway of the pictures, not that of the runway.  The photos have MUCH better colors all around.)

    • Anonymous

      Not usually my style, but I love these photos!

    • Anonymous

      love…want the giant bag

    • Anonymous

      Brilliant campaign, it makes the clothes look so much more appealing than the runway shots do. (Though, as with all high-end stuff, it’s probably more impressive in person than in a runway photo). The same magic that sold over-embroidered faux russian knock-offs to small women of limited presence in the 70’s is at work making those dresses absolutely beautiful. I forsee women wearing what will look like oversized busily-patterned bedspreads this fall.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t like these photos, I think they’re too complicated and do nothing for the clothes.

      That being said, those boots in the last editorial photo are yum.

    • Tempest of Med’Devi Ink

      Such an art geek, I LOL’d at the concept….and I love these :) 

    • Anonymous

      Love. HUH.

    • Margot Brose

      That woman in the hat is CRAZY FIERCE!