Louis Vuitton for 10 Magazine

Posted on September 21, 2011

There is a cat determined to get her mid-day nap resting her head on the very keyboard being used to type these words and she’s not taking no for an answer, so in the interest of brevity (and one very annoyed feline), here’s your pop pretty of the day.

Louis Vuitton in 10 Magazine, featuring illustrations from Barry Reigate
Christian Anwander – Photographer
Marike Le Roux – Model
Sophia Neophitou – Editor
Ralph Siciliano – Makeup Artist

Kind of fun, no?

 

Louis Vuitton Fall 2011 Collection

 

[Photo Credit: Christian Anwander for 10magazine.com via models.com, elle.com]

 

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  • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

    The Night Porter meets A Thousand Clowns.

  • Anonymous

    No seems more lame than fun.  Don’t get it all.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jude-Brown/1350939326 Jude Brown

      Kinda fun? No.

      Kinda stupid, yes.

  • Anonymous

    Can’t see the clothes. Gratuitous tits. Disembodied clown bits.

    Kind of hideous.

    • Anonymous

      The gratuitous boob shot really ticked me off. And since the clothes are not really displayed well what is point?

      • http://twitter.com/NC_Meg Megan

        The clown bits annoyed me more, they got in the way of everything. Even though the boobs were almost hidden by the clown bits, they were pretty unnecessary.

    • Anonymous

      The gratuitous boob shot really ticked me off. And since the clothes are not really displayed well what is point?

  • Joe J

    Pretty clothes, but… CLOWNS – *shudder*

    • Anonymous

      There were clothes?

  • http://profiles.google.com/mercbubble42 Jessica O’Connell

    I find it kind of disturbing actually, especially the one where the woman is randomly topless and surrounded by falling 2x4s… don’t get it at all.

  • Anonymous

    When I saw the thumbnail I thought it was Patrick McDonald from Launch My Line.

    • Anonymous

      I am SO glad I wasn’t the only one, haha.

    • Anonymous

      I am SO glad I wasn’t the only one, haha.

    • Anonymous

      I am SO glad I wasn’t the only one, haha.

    • Anonymous

      Good call!  lol

    • Anonymous

      Good call!  lol

    • Anonymous

      Same here. HA!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=720742723 Sarah Winningham

    Nobody wants to look at more clowns.

  • Anonymous

    Do. Not. Get.

  • MilaXX

    It really is a cute editorial. I even kinda like the cuff bag in the signature pattern.

  • Anonymous

    I LOVE IT! At first I thought it was cheap and stupid but then as it progressed it just became awesome.

    Really fresh direction.

  • Anonymous

    Clown-faces and quasi-fetish wear do not make a good combination. Seriously creepy.

  • Anonymous

    Crap – typical.   I get ONE Dose of something (pretty) and it turns out it is not to be (pretty) :o(

    (I guess the fuzzy coat might be pretty – but I cannot tell because I can barely see it.)

  • Anonymous

    This is totally nuts. I like the inventiveness.

  • Anonymous

    I think the kitty was trying to tell you something (and you should have listened). 

    • http://profiles.google.com/singingraisin ali meowmeow

      Gonna strongly agree with that one. And also blame this editorial for everything that goes wrong today.

  • http://twitter.com/vintagegoddess just julie

    Clowns.
    Why?

    Clowns are never a good choice.

  • Joanna Schuth

    No.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=167100010 Meghan Young

    …No.

  • Anonymous

    BOOBIES!

  • Anonymous

    I’d rather see a picture of your cat.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jude-Brown/1350939326 Jude Brown

      I vote for the cat, too.

      Need something to wipe the stupid from my brain pan.

  • Anonymous

    I’d rather see a picture of your cat.

  • Anonymous

    I’d rather see a picture of your cat.

  • Anonymous

    All the clown stuff is creepy. Not fun at all. Clowns are never fun to me.

  • Anonymous

    All the clown stuff is creepy. Not fun at all. Clowns are never fun to me.

  • Anonymous

    All the clown stuff is creepy. Not fun at all. Clowns are never fun to me.

  • nancy

    Ugh, creepy clowns. That’s a big no for me. I second the request for cat pics!

  • nancy

    Ugh, creepy clowns. That’s a big no for me. I second the request for cat pics!

  • nancy

    Ugh, creepy clowns. That’s a big no for me. I second the request for cat pics!

  • Anonymous

    My cat does the same thing.  When she’s not tormenting the dogs.

  • Anonymous

    My cat does the same thing.  When she’s not tormenting the dogs.

  • Anonymous

    My cat does the same thing.  When she’s not tormenting the dogs.

    • Anonymous

      Chihuahua. Same.

    • Anonymous

      Chihuahua. Same.

    • Anonymous

      Just pitched a 17 pounder (Maine Coon mix/rescue) off the desk where he was parked right in front of the screen.

  • Sara__B

    This reminds me of the often creepy cartoons of the 20s and 30s. (Katzenjammer Kids, anyone? Not me!) The model is working it as hard as she can, but it’s hard to find the pretty hidden behind the cartoon cut-outs and the overwhelming eye and forehead makeup. A highly unusual but ultimately unsettling group of photos.

  • Sara__B

    This reminds me of the often creepy cartoons of the 20s and 30s. (Katzenjammer Kids, anyone? Not me!) The model is working it as hard as she can, but it’s hard to find the pretty hidden behind the cartoon cut-outs and the overwhelming eye and forehead makeup. A highly unusual but ultimately unsettling group of photos.

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

      I couldn’t come up with the name, but yes. Katzenjammer Kids.

      I like this, though.

    • Anonymous

      For some reason I’m getting a Bob Fosse “Cabaret” vibe. I love “Cabaret” this, no love.

  • Sara__B

    This reminds me of the often creepy cartoons of the 20s and 30s. (Katzenjammer Kids, anyone? Not me!) The model is working it as hard as she can, but it’s hard to find the pretty hidden behind the cartoon cut-outs and the overwhelming eye and forehead makeup. A highly unusual but ultimately unsettling group of photos.

  • Terence Ng

    This is someone’s worst nightmare. Luckily, I enjoy clowns. Gorgeous clothes.

  • Anonymous

    I know this is editorial, but Michael Kors keeps echoing in the back of my mind, “Who is this girl and where is she going?”  Particularly when looking at the topless but wearing a dickie, corset, and hot pants look.  

    In this case the obvious answer to MK’s question is “Martha Stewart’s Topless Christmas Special.”

  • Anonymous

    I know this is editorial, but Michael Kors keeps echoing in the back of my mind, “Who is this girl and where is she going?”  Particularly when looking at the topless but wearing a dickie, corset, and hot pants look.  

    In this case the obvious answer to MK’s question is “Martha Stewart’s Topless Christmas Special.”

  • Anonymous

    The *editorial* is fun, edgy, and interesting. Though I find it hard to get behind anything that’s going so far in the skinny model direction that the model used has an actively unattractive body. :

  • Anonymous

    The *editorial* is fun, edgy, and interesting. Though I find it hard to get behind anything that’s going so far in the skinny model direction that the model used has an actively unattractive body. :

    • Anonymous

      “unattractive” is in the eye of the beholder… this young woman’s body is gorgeous and not to be scorned simply bc YOU somehow find it unacceptable. whether skinny, curvy, or overweight, ALL bodies are equally worthy.

      • Anonymous

        This particular body’s characteristics would not bother me were it presented in the context of an industry that echoes your belief that all bodies are equally worthy and behaves accordingly. But it is not.

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

    I hate clowns, but I love the illustrations. As for the clothes themselves, half of the featured designs are some form of granny panty. For all that is holy and fashionable, why won’t they stop?

    I do love that final dress.

    • Anonymous

      To me the continued reliance on the granny panty smacks of “we made this great top but we can’t quite figure out what bottom piece goes with it, so we’ll just go with….nothing!”

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

        That’s the most rational explanation for granny panties I’ve ever read.

  • Anonymous

    johnny weir is going to LOVE this lv collection … but to be fair, so do i. ;D tje pictures are refreshing and jaunty. i really like the graphic art overlaying the pics, especially the effect of the art over the black, long-haired coat.

  • Judy_J

    Interesting concept.  I don’t like clowns, but the clown thing works in a weird way. 

  • Anonymous

    No fun, I am distracted by the clown shenanigans. Unusual collection for Louis Vuitton.

  • Anonymous

    To my 4-year old: “Honey, why did you put stickers all over Mommy’s magazine?”

  • Anonymous

    The 4th picture down of the face over the shaggy coat gave me an unfortunate blackface vibe. 

  • Anonymous

    The 4th picture down of the face over the shaggy coat gave me an unfortunate blackface vibe. 

  • Anonymous

    The 4th picture down of the face over the shaggy coat gave me an unfortunate blackface vibe. 

  • http://twitter.com/herong Heron

    Total meh.  I hate gratuitous nipplage. 

  • D Devious

    I think all I am missing is the clown from Stephen King’s “IT” to complete this nightmarish editorial.

  • alex

    Hmmm. No, I’m not feeling it. The illustrations seem so RANDOM. They’re not telling a story, they don’t really connect with the pictures… To me, they look like someone left a bored kid alone with a fashion magazine and a box of sharpies. I would rather see more of the clothes.

  • alex

    Hmmm. No, I’m not feeling it. The illustrations seem so RANDOM. They’re not telling a story, they don’t really connect with the pictures… To me, they look like someone left a bored kid alone with a fashion magazine and a box of sharpies. I would rather see more of the clothes.

    • Anonymous

      I’d wish people wouldn’t just skim these TRULY AWESOME editorials and dismiss them, just because they aren’t coventionally ‘pretty’.
      The illustrations do not appear random to me at all. For instance, look at the slightly leering look of the graphic in the 3rd picture and how it corresponds with the pose of the model. How the face in the 5th shot could be a close up of the model’s face, which we can’t see, due to her posture. Below that the theme of angles and framework. Etc. I like the whole theme of a black & white character come to life with an updated take on the three-tiered comic strip using purple/blue for the eyes.A lot of work goes into these editorials and there are smart people involved. Just try to think about them before coming up with nothing better than ‘do not get it’. (Sorry alex that was more a response to the entirety of the comments, got a bit carried away there.)

      • alex

        It’s not about these being not conventionally pretty — I never said that. I do like the idea and theme of this editorial, but not the execution, no matter how much work went into it. If you put your work out there for the public to see, you invite criticism, and I think both positive AND negative criticism is valid and needs to be allowed.

        It’s certainly an editorial that raises an emotional response, that much is clear from the comments. Not always a positive one, but apparently pretty often a strong one, which means that it will be memorable. So I guess you could say that it is a success, in that regard.

        But the thing is, are people going to remember the clothes, or are they overshadowed by the illustrations, especially with the way they hide much of the clothes?

        • Anonymous

          As I said, I wasn’t referring solely to your comment. It was the accusation of randomness, that I initially wanted to respond to. And I completely agree that either criticism, positive or negative, can be warranted. I was only annoyed that most of the comments so far were mainly ‘yuk clowns!’ gut reactions. Which was probably part of the overall intention, (the evil!clown is a beloved cliché, after all)  but I think you have to look further than that.

          As for the argument that the clothes aren’t visible, I’m sorry, but I don’t think it’s valid. Apart from the collar in the 3rd pic there are no crucial design parts obscured. Every other editorial contains pictures with layered styling, close ups or unconventional angles that features one garment more than others or cuts half a gown out of the frame. Here we have mainly full frame shots and uncomplicated designs.

          Whether the clothes are what people will remember, I think that’s a different question. Personally, I suspect, I would not have looked at these monochrome looks for long while flipping through a magazine, hadn’t the illustrations caught my attention. And as you said, an emotional response will be memorable. Would anyone be able to look at these pictures and separate the illustration layer entirely from the fashion? I don’t think so. People are going to stop and look at these pictures for whatever reason, and that’s all the creators ever wanted.

  • narita_rayna

    very neat idea. id love to see more painting & digital art incorporated into fashion editorials.  photoshop does more than airbrush! 

  • Laura Goulding

    OMG please start labeling these NSFW!

  • Anonymous

    Creepy clown images negate the pretty.

  • Toto Maya

    WTF.

  • margaret meyers

    Weimar Granny Pants!

  • Anonymous

    Can’t sleep…clowns will eat me
    Can’t sleep…clowns will eat me
    Can’t sleep…clowns will eat me
    Can’t sleep…clowns will eat me

  • Rebecca Johnson

    Oooo…no. It’s fun idea, mixing illustrations with live people. But this editorial – it’s like the cast of Cabaret dropped acid and went to Coney Island. Not getting it at all.

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      Ha!  That’s a perfect description.

  • Anonymous

    Please put a NSFW on this, guys!

    Anyway…I’m repulsed by clowns.  Gross.  Not my kind of editorial.

    I do like the dresses from the cutout fabric (is that leather?)–clever.

  • http://isara.livejournal.com/ Synnamin

    EEEEEEKKKK!!!!! GET IT AWAY!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OYMPLGS7S7467GQMKEWJDJ3N4A Deb

    I’m sorry. Were there clothes in those photos? All I see is creepy clowns.

  • Anonymous

    Horrible, fever dreams. Make it go away.

  • Anonymous

    My “pretty” for the day will become my nightmare for the sleepy time. Clowns?!? *shudder*

  • Anonymous

    This is…really off-putting.

  • Anonymous

    Kind of pretty, no?

    NO.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GFMOZFM3WT3T56EZHVZFK7UXSI Ramon

    Is Kate Moss in that last row? She is fierce, but those are ugly knees.

  • Anonymous

    given my irrational fear and loathing of clowns….well, ‘nuf said…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/suzie.vazquez Suzie Vazquez

    Am I the only one not scared of clowns? So glad. — I didn’t really see the clothes though. But unique.

  • Natasha Fairweather

    No, not really. I can’t even see the clothes. 

  • Anonymous

    Clowns are evil and scary, so I could not look at this.  

  • Anonymous

    I think it’s cute and inventive.  The bare breasts are not gratuitous, the model is not unattractive and is in fact working the clothes.  gaaa!  It’s not all catalogue photography, kittens, please, I beg of you!  

    P.S.  I agree on the old cartoon comments, though.  Those were often so creepy!  I think I’d like to get a hold of a DVD of some of them to see if they’re no longer scary.

  • Anonymous

    If by “fun” you mean John Wayne Gacy-ish, then yeah…. Fun It Is!

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=lf UltimaEsperenza

    Ridiculous, and not in a positive sense.  The pieces were much better on the runway.

  • Anonymous

    If by “fun” you mean “creepy.”  Oh, it’s interesting, to be sure, and I like some of the pictures, but fun is not the word i would use to describe them.

  • Anonymous

    frightening. yech

  • Anonymous

    “Kind of fun, no?”  No.

    • Anonymous

      Precisely.

  • Anonymous

    freaky! the clothes seem heavy, and the stylist maybe a little too much with the extras, and clowns are creepy….

  • Anonymous

    It’s cute and fun. Not exactly in love with it but it is fun.

  • Anonymous

    Clown-hating is so boring. I love these photos! Quirky fun with fashion makes me smile. I think the 5th picture is my favorite. It’s such a severe fashion pose with a very silly face superimposed on it. Sometimes the fashion world takes itself a wee bit too seriously so I like to see these kinds of editorials. Also, boobs. yum.

  • Anonymous

    Clown-hating is so boring. I love these photos! Quirky fun with fashion makes me smile. I think the 5th picture is my favorite. It’s such a severe fashion pose with a very silly face superimposed on it. Sometimes the fashion world takes itself a wee bit too seriously so I like to see these kinds of editorials. Also, boobs. yum.

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

      i love those boots so much i missed the boobs completely.

      • Anonymous

        now there’s a girl who’s got her priorities straight.

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

      i love those boots so much i missed the boobs completely.

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

    kind of fun, yes, & those rubber vuitton boots are gonna be the hit of the year, count on it.

  • spooki C

    Can’t see the clothes through the clown shit, which is just weird and creepy (in a bad way). Looks like I wasn’t missing much more than muppet fur and granny panties any way.

  • spooki C

    Can’t see the clothes through the clown shit, which is just weird and creepy (in a bad way). Looks like I wasn’t missing much more than muppet fur and granny panties any way.

  • http://profiles.google.com/thisiscelia Celia

    Oh my god, I love this SO HARD! So freaky and fun! Just brilliant. Can you image a similar spread with Miu Miu + John Kricfalusci together?

  • Anonymous

    The boobs one seemed out of place. But yeah, kind of fun.

  • Anonymous

    This is oddly creepy in a way I can’t even really describe. I don’t think it’s the clowns, and I don’t think it’s the clothes or the model, but something in the way they all come together unnerves me. Not terribly fond of the clothes either, and the makeup plus cartoons make it incredibly hard to actually focus on said clothes. On the other hand I don’t think I’ve seen something like this done before, so points for originality?

  • Anonymous

    “Kind of fun, no?”

    Well……..no.  Kind of dumb, mostly.  Maybe they should stick to pocketbooks, briefcases, and luggage.

  • akprincess72

    Sorry, not a fan of this one.

  • Anonymous

    no.

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    I honestly wish the artistry didn’t obscure the images so much.  What is the point of a fashion shoot if you can’t see the fashions clearly?

  • Anonymous

    and they thought the circus was in town for mondo’s final collection.

  • Anonymous

    also, the runway show looks like the third reich crossed with kim kardashian.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

    Another vote for an ‘NSFW’ label. 
    I actually like it though. I find clowns fascinating.

  • Anonymous

    I never knew so many people were traumatized  by clowns. Now I want to see a study about clown phobia rates in the general adult population vs. those who post on T&Lo.com.

    I come down on “interesting.” There’s something about the blueish cast to the photos (at least on my screen) which I find off-putting but it was an interesting presentation and certainly did make me slow down to look more closely. I like the way all the different textures and finishes make black rich & complex.

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

    No. I really don’t get the Puritan dress behind a clown smiley face. It’s kind of creepy, actually.

  • Shannon 1

    Well, I guess one person’s pretty is another person’s juggalette.