Michael Kors Spring 2012 Ad Campaign

Posted on January 31, 2012

Darlings, let’s all pack up our fabulous Michael Kors accessories and jet off to a safari vacation, populated only by insanely good-looking bronze people with no body fat. Fashion is fantasy (most of the time) and we’ll not hear a word about how unrealistic this particular fantasy is. The point is, meet us at the hotel bar for cocktails after you come in from a day of elephant-spotting. We’ll save you a seat and loudly proclaim that you look fabulous when you walk in. Don’t forget your mosquito spray, darlings!

 

 

[Photo Credit: Mario Testino for michaelkors.com]

    • http://pleasewelcomeyourjudges.com/ Brian @ PWYJudges

      I want to go to there.

    • Anonymous

      I’ll need yet another wardrobe change before meeting you at the hotel bar, but I’ll most certainly be carrying that bag she has in pic #5.

      • Anonymous

        Make a deal with you – you can have her bag if I get her arms. Long, lean, and tanned. Everything I’m not!  :)

    • Anonymous

      I’m pretending that’s my life right now. Now if only my fairy godmother would make it come true….

    • http://twitter.com/lenabena_ Elena

      Loving the bags.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1043171034 Tadiana Walton Jones

      I’ll take the girl’s visions of hot men in picture #4 over Simba’s visions of Mufasa.  Especially if I don’t get whacked with a long stick by a baboon while I’m dreaming them.

    • muzan-e

      …. it’s not too early to start shopping for bronzers, is it? 

      • Anonymous

        If you’re hoping to catch up to them it might already be too late. You needed to have started layering like yesterday.

    • Anonymous

      MK, Creating a world of oompa loompas one photo shoot at a time.

    • Jasmine Moten

      LOVE the shades and the bags, but I can’t help but notice the Black guy just shoved to the background.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, no kidding. ‘Oh, you know what would really make this work? Some black guy as a prop. Nothing says exotic like black people! But don’t worry, he won’t be in focus- can’t have that.’ Gah.

        • Anonymous

          Yes, yes, let’s have lots of tanned white people run around the bush with a bunch of camel and beige accessories, maybe someone wearing their own melanin will drive the truck. Yawn.

          I feel like the last time this same thing happened–there was like one black guy and he was wayyy in the back and out of focus–it was also Michael Kors? A bunch of brightly/unevenly lit white people in the club or some similar setting? Maybe it was a different designer and I’m accidentally badmouthing MK, but I feel like it was him, and if so…oof.

      • Anonymous

        Oh lord, I was focusing on the somewhat-browner guy in the truck, I didn’t notice the black guy on the side until now when I looked again! He’s barely there and almost all you can see is his teeth–and when you think about some other images through history, that’s, shall we say, awkward.

    • Jill Roberts

      I will gladly wear those clothes as soon as I look like the models.

    • Anonymous

      MK has become like some crazy Bond (or maybe Zoolander) villain who decided everyone must be oranged up with his mind controlling bronzer. Buy my handbags, my little orange minions…

    • Anonymous

      My goodness, boy cleavage appears to be back in…

    • Anonymous

      The models must be related to Michael–they all have the same oompa loompa tint.

    • Call me Bee

      Oh that man can really make a handbag, can’t he? 

    • Anonymous

      Ah Michael, viewing the world through orange-colored glasses.

      The pics do showcase the goods well; I will say that!

    • Anonymous

      I’ll take the zebra stripe bag in the 3rd pic. Thank you.

    • Anonymous

      I forgot my gigantic purse when I went on safari… doh!!

    • J Dreesen

      now taking bets on how many mosquitoes that girl is catching in her ne’er-be-closed mouth.

    • Anonymous

      You know, looking at this I can understand how Gretchen won Project Runway.

    • Anonymous

      Hate the neon orange glow on everyone. The designs…nothing original or to die for.

    • http://www.twitter.com/allforusophia AllForUSophia

      Oh the bags!

    • http://twitter.com/thelilerin erin l.

      Not a fan, not usually am of MK, unfortunately. When I don’t like a designer/collection that much, I try to look at the photos objectively, but I still don’t like these. Not even very eye-catching.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know. The few pieces I can see look too theme -y.  Is it just me or does Michael not want anyone to actually see any of his clothes?  The focus is much more on the fantasy than buy the beautiful pieces I created.  Actually that works better for me – I can afford the fantasy.

    • MilaXX

      It’s a pretty photoshoot, but I’m more attracted to the bags she’s carrying them the clothes.

    • Anonymous

      I am so over Michael Kors these days.  Are you kidding?  You really want me to wear a Zebra Romper?  And where, pray, do I wear this thing?

      • Anonymous

        Apparently the same place where people wear leopard-print short shorts, which are pretty much standard hooker wear, right? This photo shoot is so wrong in so many ways…

    • Anonymous

      I. WANT. THOSE. BAGS

      I’m starting to drool

    • Anonymous

      I want every one of the purses.

    • Anonymous

      Can’t see the merchandise clearly.

    • Anonymous

      I MUST have that last bag for my next safari.

    • Anonymous

      The clothes, or what you can see of them, are dullsville; but I like the last bag.

    • http://twitter.com/lettergirl Dawn

      Garanimals for the rich and famous.

    • Anonymous

      Wow, both of them are going to be flossing a lot of bugs out of their teeth if they go on safari with their mouths all gappy like that!  He gives her a run for the attention, but I agree with many other posters – the bags seem to steal the show!

    • Anonymous

      I’m with everyone else on the bags.

    • Anonymous

      i wish he wouldnt do his ads so stupidly & always so full of white people [blacks in the back].
      his clothes look really really good on people, on all kinds of them [young old white black everything in between], so he really does not have to do this this way. i dont mind the fantasy element, i guess i just mind the fantasies he picks & the disconnect they have from the people who wear his clothes.

    • Anonymous

      Oh look. There are Africans in the background. Doing Africany stuff. Stuff white people with too much bronzer would never do, like schlep accessories.

      • Anonymous

        And the white people are wearing animal prints on safari. How Big White (Orange) Hunter.

    • Anonymous

      Michael wants us all to be ORANGE!

    • Anonymous

      Isn’t a safari shoot with safari-looking accessories and animal print clothes/bags too obvious?

    • Anonymous

      pecs pecs pecs.

    • Anonymous

      The guy in the second pic: “Darling, look over there.  It’s a pale, chubby, average white person.  Let’s hunt this Most Dangerous Prey with our telephoto lenses, lest some of its ordinary rub off on us.”

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lucía-Gavello/1253586868 Lucía Gavello

      I wonder if it is truly wise to wear a Zebra romper to a safari, I mean, not only you’ll have trouble taking a bathroom break but you also have to worry a lion might have you for lunch.

    • Anonymous

      Sorry but this looks so done and tired to me.

    • Anonymous

      If I believe I can walk through the jungle in heels, then I believe there are no mosquitos and thus no reason to need nasty stinky mosquito spray.  I’ll take the zebra bag.

    • Anonymous

      ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      When safaris become that glamorous, I’ll go on safari.  Minus the bronzer.

    • Anonymous

      this looks like it was shot up on muholland drive with the city lights photoshopped out.  boring clothes, mostly, kinda like the zebra shorts getup.

    • Anonymous

      They’re all so orange. It’s really all I can see, or say.

    • Anonymous

      I’ll take that last bag, thanks. And I won’t be needing any mosquito spray, T Lo. In my fantasy, mosquitos don’t exist. 

    • http://twitter.com/RzYoung RzYoung

      It was -3 here last night, I don’t want to look at this :(

    • margaret meyers

      Spray tan team was working Over Time!

    • http://www.facebook.com/ewiner Elizabeth Dahm Winer

      Not exactly original.  Pretty sure when I was working at Macy’s last year, we had a “safari” themed display & section. This was in Lima, OH where they didn’t stock MK products, just the cheap stuff.

    • Anonymous

      Who is the model?

    • Anonymous

      It’s all very 80s glam. Don’t like, too tacky.

      And a one-piece jumpsuit thing, out on a safari in the wilderness. I see problems LOL!

    • Anonymous

      The concept of this shoot made me immediately think of something from the 70s with Lauren Hutton.  Minus the bronzer. 

    • Anonymous

      Didn’t he just do a safari theme? Or a collection that looked like a safari theme?? He is boring, IMHO.

    • aimee_parrott

      I would cut a bitch to get one of those bags.  I’m not sure I’m brave enough to go on safari wearing a zebra print, though.  Isn’t that a little like going to a cocktail party dressed as a cracker?  Dangerous.

    • Anonymous

      I guess the 80s are back.

    • Anonymous

      Talk about no body fat. The guy is giving straight-up sternum bone in that third pic. Not really feeling these, actually.

    • Anonymous

      Seems Mikey just can’t resist having the pretty boys upstage his accessories.

    • Anonymous

      I kind of want a few rogue lions to be secretly stalking them and the last picture to be their empty tents with Michael Kors jewelry and bags strewn about.  Maybe I need to eat lunch.

    • http://twitter.com/pfunk725 Angie B

      I can’t get over how creepy that model’s arms are… I hope they are not that thin in real life. The fifth picture really scares me.

    • Anonymous

      Mosquito spray? In this fantasy there are no mosquitoes. I’d happily go there. IRL I can barely see out because the wind is plastering the snow onto the windows. Yeah, a little whine with that cheese. Fantasy safari? Hell yes!

    • Anonymous

      Safari again? Didn’t he do this not so long ago?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tahlai-Fletcher-Moore/100000440835656 Tahlai Fletcher Moore

      Where can i buy this bag