Lanvin Fall 2011 Ad Campaign

Posted on August 30, 2011

Darlings, it’s time for your end-of-the-day pretty and this time, you get to dance to it. Hit it, models!

Go on! Get your fabulous on and dance right in front of your desk. You couldn’t possibly be any worse at it than the models.

Lanvin Fall 2011 Ad Campaign

Lanvin Fall 2011 Ad Campaign
Models: Karen Elson, Raquel Zimmermann
Photographer: Steven Meisel

It’s a fun and fabulous way to show off the line but none of these models are going to have a dance career, we can tell you that. Enjoy the pretty, kittens! Ciao!

Lanvin Fall 2011 Collection
Lanvin Fall 2011 Ad Campaign
Lanvin Fall 2011 Collection
Lanvin Fall 2011 Ad Campaign
Lanvin Fall 2011 Collection
Lanvin Fall 2011 Ad Campaign
Lanvin Fall 2011 Collection
Lanvin Fall 2011 Ad Campaign
Lanvin Fall 2011 Collection

 

[Photo Credit: designscene.net, elle,com - Video Credit: LANVINtube via YouTube.com]

    • http://postsomethingcreative.blogspot.com Nicole

      The stills are beautiful but that video is a mess.

      • Anonymous

        Pretty sure it’s meant to be awkward, like Radiohead’s “Lotus Flower” video, except purposely hilarious.

        • Anonymous

          I agree. I’m pretty sure that Raquel Zimmermann and Karen Elson can move it and shake it as well as the rest of us if they choose to.

          • http://thememorexe.com memorexe

            They can and they have… love their ability to do “goofy”.

            • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12500056 Joseph Lamour

              I think they’re all looking at the designer, Alber Elbaz, who actually can’t dance. Maybe the idea is “look like a tall gorgeous model even when you dance like a short old man?”

    • Anonymous

      J’adore, who cares about the dancing! Look at all the fabulousness. Lanvin take me away.

    • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks

      Were they supposed to be bad dancers? It’s a joke, right? Beautiful people can’t dance, or something like that?

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        I think they’re supposed to be bad. I hope so anyway. The ad was pretty hilarious.

    • Anonymous

      I love the video.  If the models could dance it would be just another ad spread with some pretentious pretty bitches that will always be prettier and skinnier than I am, who can also dance, showing me clothes I will never be able to afford.  I love that their lack of dance skills shows they are human and not just gorgeous mannequins.  It shows me the clothes but also makes me laugh.  That is the best combination.

    • http://thememorexe.com memorexe

      I love this! Chic + Goofy = FRESH!

    • http://twitter.com/lugia222 Matt

      They’re clearly playing Dance Central, right? There’s a reason I’ve never wanted to know how ridiculous I looked playing it.

      • http://rinue.livejournal.com/ Rinue

        Yes. They are unquestionably playing Dance Central. The moves are from Dance Central, the song is from Dance Central, and they look like they’re watching a monitor next to the camera, like they would be if they were playing Dance Central.

        I will now feel under-dressed every time I play Dance Central unless I buy some Lanvin. Well played, marketers.

        • http://www.facebook.com/shawn.eric.hill Shawn Hill

          It’s not how you dance, it’s how you look!

        • Anonymous

          Thanks for confirming it; that actually kinda saves the video for me.  Models dancing with no sense of enjoyment (although there’s a couple who do look like they’re having fun) really holds no appeal to me, but for some reason, the Dance Central element gives it some interest.  It makes for good still, though, so mission accomplished, I guess. 

        • Anonymous

          Thanks for confirming it; that actually kinda saves the video for me.  Models dancing with no sense of enjoyment (although there’s a couple who do look like they’re having fun) really holds no appeal to me, but for some reason, the Dance Central element gives it some interest.  It makes for good still, though, so mission accomplished, I guess. 

    • Anonymous

      I just jumped over her after reading the Josh C & Olivier thread.  See!  Clothes can be made out of wrinkle-free fabrics and they can come in pretty colors! 

    • http://www.facebook.com/shawn.eric.hill Shawn Hill

      They’re doing that dancing video game, aren’t they? Just Dance or something like that? They look fabulous.

      • Anonymous

        Yes, “Dance Central” immediately came to mind. I’ve seen my daughter do many of those moves in our living room.

        • http://www.facebook.com/shawn.eric.hill Shawn Hill

          Genius idea to get the models to move! Tyra’s probably going to steal it for her next cycle of ANTM!

        • http://www.facebook.com/shawn.eric.hill Shawn Hill

          Genius idea to get the models to move! Tyra’s probably going to steal it for her next cycle of ANTM!

    • Anonymous

      I didn’t know that the Amish danced or that they could look so stylish.

      • Anonymous

        They looked like Amish gangsters!

    • Sylvia Baba

      Cute (read: silly) video. I especially love the glimpse of Elbaz at the end. And I totally agree with Lucyloo222’s comment.

    • Anonymous

      Did the Garnier guys do the runway “hairstyles”?  

    • Rachel Stivers

      It feels sort of wrong, but I love the dancing.

    • MilaXX

      I wish you had included Pit Bull in your VMA’s post. He wore tight red pants. he could have gotten bonus points for wearing color. Those poor models in the video are truly part of the rhythm-less nation.

    • http://www.facebook.com/premal.laxman Premal Laxman

      What about the boys??????????

    • Anonymous

      Maybe the models are used to having to move and look at the camera and give good face? I’m really trying to help them out here because that was some bad middle-school awkward dancing.

      Very pretty clothes, though.

    • Terence Ng

      This is a good time to reflect on why I automatically assumed that just because they’re models, they could dance…

    • Anonymous

      My feeling was that they’re supposed to dance awkwardly?  That’s part of the charm of the ad.  

    • Anonymous

      The women’s looks are quite nice but the boys look like the Amish on Rumspringa.

      • Anonymous

        I was going to say the same thing! The turtlenecks (or whatever) the boys are wearing look like Amish-y chinbeards.

      • Anonymous

        I honestly thought the boys were girls in drag.  When did male models also become anorexic-esque?  (I do find it amusing that  the guys dance worse than the women.)

    • http://twitter.com/democracydiva Democracy Diva

      I saw the stills in magazines and didn’t know about the dancing part, so they just looked like SUPERDUPER strange poses to me. Now that I understand the context, I think the ads are much better – but isn’t the point of an ad that you don’t need the context? 

    • http://twitter.com/RozSeven Roz

      Super pretty but….it’s the URBAN SOMBRERO!!!

      • Anonymous

        its the cover of the catalogue

      • Anonymous

        My thoughts exactly! LOL

    • http://twitter.com/RozSeven Roz

      Super pretty but….it’s the URBAN SOMBRERO!!!

    • Trinh D.

      Pit bull? Seriously? What is this? A commercial for Ed Hardy? I clutched my pearls! Trashy! Plus, white people dancing….LOL forever.

    • Trinh D.

      Pit bull? Seriously? What is this? A commercial for Ed Hardy? I clutched my pearls! Trashy! Plus, white people dancing….LOL forever.

    • Laura Michaud

      LOL This is great!!! This proves that you don’t have to know how to dance to be a model!!!!! I ADORE this ad campaign! Weird that after watching the video I even love it more!!!

    • Laura Michaud

      LOL This is great!!! This proves that you don’t have to know how to dance to be a model!!!!! I ADORE this ad campaign! Weird that after watching the video I even love it more!!!

    • Anonymous

      “Never were there such devoted sisters…”

    • Anonymous

      “Never were there such devoted sisters…”

    • Anonymous

      How…odd. One of the models looks like Agent Scully. Which is perhaps fitting.

    • Anonymous

      How…odd. One of the models looks like Agent Scully. Which is perhaps fitting.

      • http://twitter.com/Jennifer_deG Jennifer de Guzman

        I had the same thought immediately. I thought was Gillian Anderson at first and was about to get annoyed at how Photoshopped she was.

        • http://www.facebook.com/shawn.eric.hill Shawn Hill

          It’s Julianne Moore and Gillian Anderson having a Friday night in (in their Lanvin).

      • Anonymous

        Thank you – I have been racking my brain trying to play “who does that look like.”  And you nailed it.

    • David Albright

      Alber Elbaz is a genius the video is like 40 different types of fabulous.

    • Anonymous

      I watched the video without enlarging it, and the boys looked like Abraham Lincoln.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mary-Elizabeth-Poytinger-Baumer/1516981341 Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

      dying of the awesomeness of these girls

    • Anonymous

      I love the taupe cape and hat!!!

    • Anonymous

      I thought it was silly and fun.  Those capes are fantastic.

    • Meira Wayne

      Love the red-head. You can tell she’s giving it her all, while the others look like they were just dragged out of bed.

      • Anonymous

        It’s also worth keeping in mind that they’ve obviously been choreographed.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513945580 Megan Patterson

      I did not understand the stills until I saw the video. As if there weren’t enough weird things in Vogue already!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

      Love love love, except for the pilgrim hat/cape.

    • http://profiles.google.com/scaponigro Sarah Caponigro

      Unfinished seams? I have a problem with very expensive clothes and unfinished seams that don’t have a clear point to them.

    • Lisa

      That was fun!  Terrible dancers wearing fabulous clothes!

    • Anonymous
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    • Tim Wong

      ROFLMAO!!!!! the girls… are not that bad… if u imagine it to be although with the clothes.. feels very very 80s…. The men… are HIDEOUS!!! almost like what grandpa would do at a disco at an elderly home…. 

    • Anonymous

      People that thin could DIE from exerting themselves in this manner. I could die from laughing watching them try.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1352067472 Lisa Hansen

      Down with Love, that scene where Renee Zellweger and Sarah Paulson enter the restaurant time after time in their matching outfits. Hilarious and sooo similar to this video.

    • Anonymous

      I loved the video – totally cracked me up.  Sorry if someone already said it, but the boys remind me of Mose from The Office. Elbaz at the end – so cute – I adore him.  

    • Anonymous

      love  love love.  especially alber at the end

    • Anonymous

      Don’t know about pretty – I don’t get most of Lanvin clothes, although the last two black dresses and those capey-suity things at the end are kind of interesting – BUT I did get a chuckle out of models “dancing”. heehee

    • Toto Maya

      I loved the guys in the video, and I loved that they looked Amish, because I just imagined some fashionable young Amish men sneaking into a hotel room to play some dance game without anyone else knowing.

    • Toto Maya

      I loved the guys in the video, and I loved that they looked Amish, because I just imagined some fashionable young Amish men sneaking into a hotel room to play some dance game without anyone else knowing.

    • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

      I WANT THE LAST LOOK!  SO BAD!  I could totally rock the cape and hat! 

      Rarely does a designer line make me covet anything enough to actually wish I could spend the money on it (being ridiculously cheap and all — I don’t even like to pay full-price for cheap shit)  In fact, the only 2 I can remember in recent years is this and a recent Versace.  If I only had the money…

    • Anonymous

      I’m surprised the model with the tattoos on her arms gets any work in high fashion.  

      • http://www.facebook.com/ashleylmadden Ashley Madden

        Where do you see a model who has tattoos?

      • http://www.facebook.com/ashleylmadden Ashley Madden

        Where do you see a model who has tattoos?

        • Anonymous

          8th still photo down, the model in the black dress on the left—it looks like a tattoo on her left arm, near the crook of her elbow.  Also looks like another on her right wrist.

    • Timothy Scott

      The first picture of them in pink made me think that Julianne Moore & Gillian Anderson were dancing up a storm!

      • Anonymous

        I had exactly that reaction!

      • Julie Woodson

        Yes, and Lisbeth Salander on the runway modeling the black dress with long sleeves!

    • Anonymous

      The cape looks remind me of something from early Genesis.

      (the band not the bible)

    • Helen C

      Clothes are nice.  Pictures and the video are awkward and contrived.  

    • Anonymous

      I knew something was teaming with Beyonce. G’damn it! Ok, listen fashion is a lot of things, but  this whole “Wouldn’t it be neat..” thing has got to go. Whomever is the Artistic Director needs to get off the hobby horse and get to fashion. They don’t have to revisti Calvin Klein, but they don’t have to cheapen themselves to be disposed of by Viacom minions…This isn’t “Miss Too Funky” or Freedom 90′ this is stupid. I blame Beyonce in to tricking them to do this. There I said it. They should just call Katy Perry and get it over with, at least it would be fun to watch.

    • Now I am The Bee

      Pretty, pretty clothing.  Thank you for ending our day wth beauty.  But…what’s up with the Amish male background dancers?

    • Anonymous

      The dancing is so awkward. Also, are the guys supposed to be Abraham Lincoln in cowboy outfits?

    • Anonymous

      I’m surprised that no one in this thread seems to be aware of Karen Elson, the red-headed model. She’s been around a long time and was, until very recently, married to Jack White. Anyway, forgive me, but I think the ad is cute.

    • Anonymous

      the awkwardness is intentional, people! and its intended to be charming. I assure you that Karen Elson and Raquel Zimerman can dance and move very elegantly when that is what is called for…as in this video for MacQueens “Deliverence” fashion show, where a 1930’s depression era dance marathon was recreated for garment presentation…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YVcsP1M8tk

      • Anonymous

        You don’t seriously think these models are DANCING in the McQueen video you posted, do you? Nope. I am a trained dancer, ballroom and ballet, and I can assure you, they are NOT. They are walking and posing, to music, with occasional elegance, but model elegance, not dancer elegance. I like the video, but it’s not good dancing in any way, shape or form. 
        The Lanvin video does not look intentionally awkward to me. They’re just plain awkward. They just don’t move well and have no sense of rhythm or dance beat. 

        • Anonymous

          Maybe its just a case of you either get it or you dont but to me the video evokes the pleasure of having a goofy time with friends on this super fabulous level. 

           the kind of fun you have when playing a video dance game or, say, singing drunk Karaoke badly. THe whole point of these activities is bonding with friends over your own clumsiness, and inadequacey…making light of it. 
          The point isnt to impress the viewer with technical skill but to make them think…”oh look at these beautiful girls, looking so gorgeous and fabulous, but not so stuck up that they aren’t afraid to goof off. They arent self conscious, like i might be, they’re just having spontaneous fun” 

          its like sitting in the bleachers watching the cheerleaders goof off in the stands. you dont just desire their looks, or their sjills, but their ability to enjoy life, to be so confident in themselves that even in moments of awkwardness and gracelessness they remain desireable, enviable and glamorous. which is a deeper, more complicated and more powerful emotional response then one gets from simply watching a pretty girl dance prettily.

          • Anonymous

            Oh I get it. 
            It evokes fun to you, then fine, it’s done it’s job. I thought it was fun too, albeit pretentiously awkward.
            My reply was a reaction to your assertion: “I assure you that Karen Elson and Raquel Zimerman can dance and move very elegantly when that is what is called for…as in this video for MacQueens “Deliverence” fashion show.” You asserted they can DANCE, but I say no.
            I love fun and I enjoy life, especially its awkward moments. I never judge non-dancers as I would trained dancers – people should dance like no one’s looking, as the saying goes. There is an authenticity to that. This looks styled and affected to me.

      • http://www.celestiae.net Isy

        I kind of felt like the awkwardness was more… “move to this music, give amazingly good face, and don’t look like a spaz in the stills,” rather than it being an intentional affectation. I mean, the boys looked just silly and awkward, which is why I’m going to assume there aren’t any pictures of them.

    • Anonymous

      the awkwardness is intentional, people! and its intended to be charming. I assure you that Karen Elson and Raquel Zimerman can dance and move very elegantly when that is what is called for…as in this video for MacQueens “Deliverence” fashion show, where a 1930’s depression era dance marathon was recreated for garment presentation…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YVcsP1M8tk

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

      Liked it, but could have done without the Amishness.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Snicker, snicker, snicker.  I actually really like how funny that video is.  The real question is, did they mean it to be funny?  Because if so, they’ve left me with a fondness for the company, so good job.  If not… they need to re-think it.

      I do love that brown cape/dress/hat combo.  It looks so 40s, and so great.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Snicker, snicker, snicker.  I actually really like how funny that video is.  The real question is, did they mean it to be funny?  Because if so, they’ve left me with a fondness for the company, so good job.  If not… they need to re-think it.

      I do love that brown cape/dress/hat combo.  It looks so 40s, and so great.

    • Anonymous

      Others have posted clips of the models – at least a couple of them dancing tolerably well.  So why the crappy dancing here?  I found it completely distracting from viewing the clothes.   I love the capes.  I want the capes. 

      • Shawn Hill

        Because they’re not dancing so much as playing the video game, I reckon.

    • Anonymous
      • Anonymous

        for those of you who felt the choreography invoked Amish Dancing… 

    • Rand Ortega

      Kinda sad when the best dancer is the designer.
      Go Alber! Go Alber!

    • Anonymous

      I think what made me laugh the most—and feel the most awkward—is that it’s a bunch of white people dancing awkwardly to music by brown people that they (probably) can’t even understand. I get that it’s supposed to be charming, but really it just makes me sigh and cringe at the same time. 

      • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

        i’m usually in that particular corner; in this case, i’d be there more were the lyrics actually interesting. right here, right now theyre just kind of universal language.

        also RZ is from brazil. thats portuguese, true, but it’s also south america so she’s probably heard enough spanish in her time.

        • Anonymous

          In this case it’s not so much about the lyric content as it is about the models all being super-white with not a single brown person in the bunch, dancing to—wait for it—music by brown people. And just because one model is from Brazil doesn’t change that she still has white skin. 

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VJMQEBSJRUNQHEEWTXI5BCS6HI D J

            What exactly would change that for you then if not a person who’s from Brazil? My best friend is from Brazil, and she’s not what you’d qualify as brown, either. Brazil is not one color.

            • Anonymous

              Yeah, and I’m Dominican with white skin. It’s not about where she’s from, it’s about pale skin being more favorable. :/ 

            • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

              i know it is.

              but the lyrics are so universally dumb that theyre degrading in any language, ie
              {& i quote}:

              Girl got an ass like a donkey, with a monkey

              i think it might actually be better that at least some of them dont understand what theyre dancing to. 

            • Anonymous

              Man, I’m not even gonna argue that Pitbull is some kind of lyrical genius, I don’t even like the song. All I’m asking for is a little representation, you know? (and I’m not sure what you mean by colorblind but I’m gonna leave it alone)

            • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

              i think if the lyrics were sung by a white person & in english they never in a million years wouldve used the song.

              in this case, they picked two of the world’s most famous models, specifically, i think, cos they could not dance, paired em w/ some back up dancer hipster guys who might not even be models, also probably chosen for their inability to dance, ending w/ semi-third-worlder-cum-first-worlder alber elbaz, who also cannot dance, & had them all dance to a song whose words none or, at best, few of them understood but which was in a language the whole kit & caboodle might consider elegantly multicultural. fashion is not all that clever &, especially, not all that deep & i think, in this particular case, that was close to the thinking– including the fact that by using that music they thought they were being colorblind, inclusive, whatever word you want.

              especially since they really could have just as easily used a different song by a white person, sung in english.

              i can parse it further if you want but it’s just a real long pointless exercise hereupon. the weird thing is that usually i am absolutely on yr side on this issue; here, tho, i’m not really sure that side is there.

    • http://kittysdrawings.com Esz

      Oh the horror!! Overuse of Photoshop right thurr – nice dresses though but give it a rest with the blur and those heavy masks

    • Anonymous

      omg stop moving… the poor clothes

    • http://twitter.com/delysia_lafosse Delysia LaFosse

      I like the ads more having seen the goofy video.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Love the clothes, HATE that big brimmed hats with them all; men’s and women’s together.  Am I the only one who thinks they’re not getting it right on the money?

    • Anonymous

      That was fun!  And the clothes are a big pile of gorgeous.  Hopefully they’ll put Julianne Moore in some of this soon instead of the oddball stuff they usually throw at her.

    • Anonymous

      that video is f*cking retarded, even if it’s meant to be a joke

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z3MD2KJCFAPQJTYHVT5GBHCCXQ RachelB

      Alber Elbaz at the end was just the cutest thing ever! 

    • Anonymous

      The photos are gorgeous. It’s nice to see the models looking alive, vibrant and almost happy.

      Though the dancing is awkward, it’s proof you can move in the couture, which is something, I guess. Not that many of Lanvin’s brittle dowager customers can bust a move without breaking a hip.

      That song reminds me of Olivia and Erin bitching at each other on The City, though.

    • Anonymous

      It’s fabulous and fun. I love it!

    • http://www.manoneileen.com Manon Eileen

      Hilarious :D Makes me sort of happy. Fashion with a wink.

    • http://twitter.com/vintagesewing VFL Miss Helenes

      Kinda like an updated version of a Robert Palmer video.   I think it’s fun.

    • Deana Grenberg

      The fit is really different from runway to stills.  It’s especially noticeable in the navy dresses.  They’re kind of sack-y on the runway and very fitted in the stills.

      Six Gables

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

      Reminds me of a Robert Palmer video!

    • Anonymous

      I. loved. that. to. bits. 

      What a fun ad! The clothes look gorgeous, as do the models, but instead of sighing with envy – it made actually made me smile. Super cute. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/hawkeye1978 Kristin Hanson

      So, were they chosen BECAUSE they can’t dance?  Perhaps this is supposed to be self-effacing bad dancing.

    • http://profiles.google.com/hawkeye1978 Kristin Hanson

      So, were they chosen BECAUSE they can’t dance?  Perhaps this is supposed to be self-effacing bad dancing.

    • http://profiles.google.com/hawkeye1978 Kristin Hanson

      So, were they chosen BECAUSE they can’t dance?  Perhaps this is supposed to be self-effacing bad dancing.

    • Anonymous

      I liked it too–even with the sorta sad white boy shuffle.  It’s nice to see high fashion taken a bit less seriously. It made me smile. Especially the ending.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QA5N7E3V45GRANLIXDPR6EGAQE dsgv

      So fab. So cute.

      Eddie Monsoon totally uses Dance Central as part of her work out. And i’d bet she’d do it in Lanvin no less.

    • Anonymous

      It was a fun idea, and the still shots are gorgeous, but wow.  Bad dancing.  You could even see in their eyes, they were looking off camera to see what the move was.  Oh, well.  They didn’t become models to do cheesy dance moves. 

    • Anonymous

      It was a fun idea, and the still shots are gorgeous, but wow.  Bad dancing.  You could even see in their eyes, they were looking off camera to see what the move was.  Oh, well.  They didn’t become models to do cheesy dance moves. 

    • Brooke Unti

      Does anyone else feel like that model is a doppelganger for Scully of X-Files???

    • Anonymous

      these models are just…just…soooooo….WHITE! there is no other way to put it.

    • http://aintbaroque.wordpress.com/ Ain’t Baroque

      The last one with the capes is fabulous.

    • http://twitter.com/wrenaria Kimmy Hescock

      That video is hilarious. I love it.

    • http://twitter.com/wrenaria Kimmy Hescock

      That video is hilarious. I love it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=786229820 Rhonda Hanson

      oh my gawd, i love this campaign. it is brilliant and makes for some excellent photos.

    • Anonymous

      Totally didn’t work for me. I just want to sit with a pile of 8×10’s and choose new models. “Thanks for trying, dear! We’ll be in touch!” Awkward flailing just destroys the whole fantasy of beautiful clothing. You can’t do something aesthetically displeasing with the body and expect the clothes not to suffer along with the insult to movement.

    • Anonymous

      That was HI-sterical!!  For those of you who didn’t get the joke I am sorry but this was clearly an all too rarely seen bit of humor in the high fashion world. Loved it. You just know that models were like,’hold on, let me practice’ and the photographer was like, ‘not a chance, this is comedy gold.’  The clothes are lovely (though not my thing) and the models too and the rest if goof-tastic. I love how Elbaz shows up at the end looking like a shorter Jay McCarroll. ha!

      • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

        i didnt like the clothes on the runway but the tape was so funny & so warm it made them look fabulous.

      • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

        i didnt like the clothes on the runway but the tape was so funny & so warm it made them look fabulous.

    • http://twitter.com/PinkChocolateBK Pink Chocolate!

      Wow, I never thought anything could make Dance Central look boring to play. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ND5AEJQAPZUGHA26CJSKIJY7HA Andrea

      how did you know I was at my desk?

    • http://xoxotara.wordpress.com Tara Melissa

      The female models are mildly amusing, but I was cracking up at those men. It’s as if they were instructed to dance like Simon from Misfits. Love it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=558308357 Kara Leinfelder Meyer

      holy cow that is hilarious. are they playing a wii dance game?? yes, dancing is not their strong suit.  it makes molly ringwald in the breakfast club look like martha graham.   the only redeeming part is alber at the end — he is adorable.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know how anyone kept a straight face during that whole shoot.  It’s perfectly adorable and the clothes are gorgeous.  But I do not EVER want to see a video of myself playing Dance Central.

    • Michelle Cunningham

      OMG!!! From the thumbnail I thought it was Julianne Moore and the X-files Gillian Anderson…. I’m 99.9% sure they would have danced better. Having said that it was fun and the photos and clothes are just beautiful!

    • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

      That was precious!  I love how at the end, one of the female models can barely keep her face in Blue Steel position.  The clothes are beautiful and the flailing around is a gas.  The boys look Amish or something.  I find it very refreshing when something that generally takes itself soooo seriously loosens up and pokes fun at itself.  Oh how I wish I could afford that red dress with the puff sleeves…

    • Anonymous

      I am fairly certain that in much of the commercial, they are dancing in reverse.  There are numerous points where the movement not only of the models, but of the clothing and hair as well, is pretty obviously reversed.  It’s chopped up, reversed, and patched back together to give this sort of awkward, jerky look, which I personally think is a nice break from the smoothness and elegance of the clothes.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C65IT4K6RYN4TWRMFJOI3VUDAI Olechka Milashka

      what’s with the Abe Lincolns?