Christoph Waltz, Ezra Miller and Ben Whishaw for Prada Fall 2013 Ad Campaign

Posted on August 30, 2013

We’re thinking maybe we should take the rest of the day off because we don’t think we’re going to manage to show you anything better than this; gorgeous clothes and gorgeously different men. We can’t decide if Christoph in the shades or Ben modeling the frames are our favorite pictures.

 

Christoph Waltz


Ezra Miller

Ben Whishaw

 

But we know this: We’d skin a muppet in front of pre-schoolers for roughly 85% of the clothes here.

Oh hell. Make it a hundred. We’ll give up carbs. “Turquoise leather jacket” sounds like such a terrible idea on paper, but ohhhhhhh… so pretty.

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: David Sims for Prada]

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  • Silly Grrl

    MOTHER OF GOD.

    • Allie Santiago

      Perfect comment.

    • Lucía Gavello

      Indeed.

  • another_laura

    What gorgeous clothes and – wait, could it really be? – actually interesting-looking men wearing them!? I’ll come back again and again today to this one.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    Ezra Miller is on my “Going To Win An Oscar Someday” list.

    • tereliz

      He can really work a lens, can’t he? Miss him on Royal Pains as Tucker, the rich hemophiliac son of a pill-popping James Spader. Goddamn, that’s good trashy TV.

      • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

        I never saw that. Did you see him in ‘We Need To Talk About Kevin’? It’s really disturbing, and a flawed movie (a few directing and editing missteps took me out of the movie) but it is well worth seeing just for the acting. He pulled off the feat of pulling you into a two dimensional, purely evil psychopath, like a magnet. He turned somebody with no redeeming qualities into somebody interesting and even caused you to feel sympathy (and horror that you would feel sympathetic to a Columbine-like murderer). He out-acted Tilda Freaking Swinton, staring her down and causing her to flinch.

        He was also painfully raw, honest and real in ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ as a teen coming to grips with his sexuality and the loneliness and alienation that can cause even with support of friends and family.

        • tereliz

          Still have yet to see this, although I’ve heard such good things. Adored him in Wallflower, though. Raw is an apt description! I love the idea of him as a sociopath because THOSE EYES.

          Royal Pains is a cute, no-brainer of a summer show on USA where Reshma Shetty dresses wears clothes you know she can’t afford because her parents disowned her for going to med school instead of business school and hiding it and then breaking off her arranged betrothal to Raj at her engagement party… And that’s just one character. The main character and his brother are great, too, and the Fonz is their dad. I know what you’re saying, how can I have missed this show? How can it not have swept the Emmys? But seriously, it’s great, light summer fun.

          • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

            I will look it up, it sounds delicious!

          • demidaemon

            I wish I could watch Royal Pains–it does give off that summery fun watching feel–but I just can’t with anything medical on TV anymore. My imagination just goes haywire with it.

        • Spicytomato1

          Yes, although I didn’t feel sympathy for him, he blew me away in We Need to Talk About Kevin. So did Tilda, though. And he was the best thing by far in “The Perks…” I’d say his future looks promising indeed.

        • MartyBellerMask

          Yes, it was a flawed movie, but he was soooooo good. John C. Reilly was miscast, I think. And God love Tilda.

      • https://twitter.com/#!/marla_melendez eme and azul

        thank you! I was trying to figure where I knew the cheekbones from! (do miss Tucker though…and his internet-diagnosis addicted girlfriend)

  • seelebrennt

    i…can’t. good lord. christoph waltz is candy, i swear to god. i guess i should mention i love all the clothes, too. but christoph waltz….

    • KikiAvocado

      I never saw him as “sexy” till I saw these photos…..jaw drop…

  • RussellH88

    I am prepared to sacrifice as many chickens as I need to obtain these clothes.

  • thecitysleeps

    What a perfect choice of models, I don’t even have words.

  • Kimmu

    Why is there no movie where all of them are impossibly beautiful men who do….something. Fight crime. Steal jewels. Professionally kill people. Cure cancer. Each other. Together. For 2 hours.

    I think my fave shot is the one of Ezra with the blue camera. His expression.

    • nomoreprinces

      Or simply just yelling and screaming at each other to make a point? Like maybe in a remake of 12 Angry Men.

      • Rand Ortega

        3 Hot Angry Men.

        • nomoreprinces

          I’m sure we can find 9 other equally hot and intelligent men who we’d love to watch orate a point of view in a deliberation room.

          • Rand Ortega

            Here’s my list:
            Sendhil Ramamurthy
            Idris Elba
            Lee Byung-hun
            Karl Urban
            Edgar Ramirez
            Shinichi Chiba
            Stephen Lang
            Demian Bichir
            Jesse Williams

          • seelebrennt

            oh god, edgar ramirez…i’d watch him read a phone book.

          • conniemd

            My list would be topped with Viggo Mortensen who is also unconventionally beautiful and aged like a fine wine.

          • MartyBellerMask

            I would watch the hell out of this movie. But where can we squeeze in Cliff Curtis? He’s majorly intense. And gorgeous.

          • filmcricket

            Martin Sheen, Richard Schiff (I’m on a West Wing kick this week). Idris Elba. Alan Rickman. Bill Nighy. Michael B. Jordan. George Clooney. Jeffrey Wright. John Cho.

            *dusts off hands*

          • Rand Ortega

            You shoulda dropped the mic & walked. That’s 1 helluva list.

          • filmcricket

            I like yours too!

          • filmcricket

            I forgot Javier Bardem, because I am a moron. Don’t know who I’d replace though.

          • Rand Ortega

            I didn’t have enough for the Bomer or Mohammadreza Golzar (very hot & extremely popular actor/singer from Iran). So in my head they’re my alternates who make out in the jury pool room.

          • fursa_saida

            Nominating Aldis Hodge to join the jury pool orgy.

          • ItsDicey

            Bill Nighy is right up there at the top of my list of favorite actors. Ever.

          • boweryboy

            I would substitute John Cho for Eddie Redmayne, or any of them for that matter … except Idris Elba.

          • formerlyAnon

            Call me shallow, but out of 12 hot, intelligent, angry men surely we can have at least one subplot of sexy yearning, if not outright passionate love.

          • Derek_anny

            So, now after seeing all these lists, I want them to do two remakes. One 12 Angry Men, one 12 Angry Women. Release them at the same time.

  • Monzerrat Ontiveros

    Love to see non conventional gorgeous man in ads for Prada, hope they do the same with the women line soon.

    • Denise Alden

      Yes! As much as I love this campaign, and last year’s, too (with Willem Dafoe, who usually gives me the creeps), it pisses the hell out of me that Prada won’t go this route with women. I feel a soapbox under my feet, so I’ll stop now, but Yes! again.

      • Monzerrat Ontiveros

        It doesn’t care if the man in the ad is not perfect, But the woman must to be flawless.

  • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

    “We’d skin a Muppet in front of preschoolers…” Love it.
    Amazing shots, clothes, men, etc.

    • RedRaven617

      So wrong to say, and yet, so right.

  • marlie

    Beautiful pieces, and fabulous models. I love this campaign!

  • QuietHarper

    Gorgeous. My only quibble, and I don’t think it’s limited to Prada — the pants are just a little too short. That combined with the waffle-stomper shoes gives me a Franken-feet vibe. But otherwise — yeah, I’d help skin the muppets. And display the stuffing. Without shame.

    • MaggieMae

      My quibble as well!

    • http://www.GiftedCollector.com/ The Gifted Collector

      Agree about the short pants and the thick shoes. However, I could not possibly skin a muppet.

    • fursa_saida

      Bugged me too, especially on Whishaw because he’s already so thin and frequently little-boy-like (the beard helps a lot with that here) that those items are just…too much, on him, for me. It starts to turn his proportions cartoonish.

  • Courtenay P

    that gave me goosebumps. gorgeous clothes and gorgeous men.

  • hughman

    Ah yes, the elusive “Tortured Fashion Gays”. The ones who walk morosely through Barneys silently touching things on hangers and pursing their lips. The ones who reject proffered items of clothing because they “don’t speak to them”. The ones who go out with their gal pals but pause at the door before they leave to contemplate their companion’s shoes before stating “it will do”.

    • http://twitter.com/aynaborrell Anastasia

      What a beautiful, and tortured, picture.

    • jjtxgrrl

      Oh… that was brilliant!!

    • boweryboy

      I would read that novel or watch that movie.

  • Chuck Barthelme

    This is awesome. Prada nails it. Best I’ve seen since the ones with Jamie Bell and Gary Oldman last year. And I woulg gladly see Christoph Waltz in any movie he’s in. Great actor.

  • boweryboy

    I’ve never heard of Christoph Waltz, but he is serving up Steve McQueen realness in the shades.

    There’s a shit ton of covetable pieces. My only quibble is the shoes are horrendously hideous.

    • Bexxx

      You should definitely familiarize yourself with Christoph Waltz. Yummy and SUPER talented

    • Frank_821

      he won 2 oscars in recent years. Both times workign with Quentin Tarantino

      Inglorious Bastard (playing an evil but sophisticated & charming Nazi)
      and the other for Django Unchained

      • boweryboy

        Hmm… I’ve seen both of those films and I don’t remember him. At. All.

        I now know what I’m doing this weekend is checking out those films again and any others he is in. He’s ruggedly delicious!

        • Laura Renee

          Perhaps you’ve had a traumatic head injury since seeing those movies, then? (Kidding, kidding… His role in Inglorious Bastards is seriously hard to overlook, though.)

        • Frank_821

          In Inglorious Bastards he’s the lead Nazi who massacres all those jews in the opening scene and defects after learning about the assassination plot

          In Django, he’s the bounty hunter who teams up with Jamie Foxx

          that says a lot about him as an actor

          he was also a villain in the first Kickass movie

        • ‘Becca’lise Deveaux

          Really? He plays leads in both of them.

        • ankali

          OK, you’re trolling, right? :)

          Because he is nothing short of astonishing in Inglorious Basterds, and he’s pretty wonderful in Django, too (I’ll give you that one, though, since he had a beard behind which to hide).

          • boweryboy

            No, I’m not trolling. I love movies, but I don’t necessarily make the effort to research every actor who is in them.

        • ballerinawithagun

          He is like Cate Blanchett in that he becomes the character so completely that until you are familiar with him you don’t realize that it is the same actor.

  • alyce1213

    What interesting men they chose for this campaign. The short pants make me twitch, it’s a look I can’t get behind, but wow, beautiful clothing.

    Ezra Miller looks a little like Christy Turlington.

    • Spicytomato1

      I see it although I think he’s prettier than Christy. He’s almost otherworldly.

  • http://visceralresponse.com/ visceral response

    Always, only, Ben. He’s a perfect little imp of a man.

  • decormaven

    Sausage has been served. Good day, sirs!

  • MilaXX

    The young’uns aren’t doing a thing for me, but Christoph in that 3rd pic, all the glasses and that turquoise leather jacket are seriously giving me life.

    • jjtxgrrl

      Thank you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1180174329 Elizabeth Phillips

    I like the second shades photo of Christoph Waltz, but I’d rather he not have on the shades – he has gorgeous eyes.

    Some seriously great shots with cool styling – although I don’t care for the heavy shoes on Ben – they just make him look thinner.

  • Jacquelyn

    *is in awe*

    Also, someone please take the turquoise and red leather jacket and make them for women. I beg of you. I need those jackets.

  • Chaiaiai

    i loathe, LOATHE, the shoes. but yes on everything else!

    • Shawn EH

      I want a pair of those shoes right now!

  • stephbellard

    BEN WHISHAW! Be still my heart (and my loins).

  • kim bunchalastnames

    those are all some ENORMOUS FEETS.

  • Shawn EH

    Those shoes are amazing, they’re Prada too? Also love the colors, somehow the men don’t have to be the bored fashion victims styled for the female campaign. Same dour colors, but not also glistening with rain/sweat.

  • PastryGoddess

    This is the visual equivalent of a mic drop

  • Bradio311

    I was just trying to figure out (budget-wise) how to how to justify buying that turquoise leather jacket. “I’d wear it for years!” “It would be my signature look!”

    • QuietHarper

      I know. I have a light sweater in close to that shade that I absolutely love to death… but that coat…. yowza.

    • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

      LOL. That sounds amazingly familiar.

  • Glam Dixie

    Niiiiiice

  • filmcricket

    I think Ben in the rust-coloured sweater and plaid pants is my favourite – he looks so snuggly. I wish Waltz wasn’t doing quite so much leaning, but he does look fabulous, doesn’t he? What a great set of shots. Also, I want that yellow chair.

  • Miranda Prince

    I don’t know who this Ben is, but Christoph Waltz … yummmmmm. Ezra Miller, to me, is just impossibly beautiful. He’s like this crazy-gorgeous Greek god of chaos or something. He should play Loki. (ETA, I know Loki is not Greek.)

    • filmcricket

      If you’re not put off by the idea of a series being cancelled on a cliffhanger, watch The Hour (it’s on Netflix). Ben plays a self-important young journalist at the BBC in the late 50s, up against Dominic West (also yum). The costumes and set design are not as fantastically lush as those on Mad Men, but it’s a fun, tense little show, full of details about the British class system and the dawn of the Beeb as an actual force in journalism.

      • Supernumerary

        Wounded! Let’s not forget how brilliant Romola Garai was against Ben’s character in The Hour. Though that entire cast was achingly brilliant, to be fair.

      • mariahwg

        I’ll second this emotion. The Hour is very very pretty, and worth it just to watch the new Dr. Who go all Tracey/Hepburn with Anna Chancellour, who is.. just amazing. THat’s before even getting to Romala + Ben.

  • homofascist

    I would blow a Republican for Ezra Miller’s outfit with the red shoes. And if all of Ben’s jackets could be bundled up and shipped to me that would be great…

  • Randy Noak

    I WANT THAT COAT!

  • JauntyJohn

    Okay, first off, “skin a muppet in front of pre-schoolers…” Really, you guys are like the Wolverine of Blogs, fashion or otherwise: Just the Best at what you do. (wipes coffee off monitor).

    Stunning men, stunning styling, not a piece I don’t covet.

    Also: Fred Astaire tailoring on the pants hems! Huzzah! (You could always see Fred’s socks and shoes). Please can this become a trend which becomes a staple? Please?

    • QuietHarper

      Ya know, I could get on board with the slightly shorter pants if there was some interest to the socks, and the shoes weren’t so outrageously heavy-looking. You’re right — Mr. Astaire certainly had a look, and it was a good one.

      I know it’s a thing, but the combination of short pants, matchy socks and big shoes gives the appearance of Mr. Potato Head feet to me. It’s quite distracting when I’m looking at these pictures it’s — wow, wonderful clothe…mother of god, what’s going on with their feet? I’m half afraid that their feet are going to break off right above the hemline. Or maybe that these gentlemen’s feet come as interchangeable pieces, and you just pull the feet out at the ankle and replace them with a new set.

  • Tanya Wade

    BEN. Truly, the most precious of Mama’s Precious Angels. I am happy for his recent domestic partnership. Mazel Tov! And by the way, he is the most perfect child of god and nature I have ever seen. Love the glasses. The leather coat. The facial hair. I’ll stop now.

  • CeeQ

    Who are all these pretty men in all the Prada? Never mind, I am loving it =D

  • AC Simons

    Ezra Miller is the male doppelganger of Sophia Coppola.

    • alyce1213

      omg, you’re right! At first, I saw some resemblance to Christy Turlington (in the cheekbones and lips), but you nailed it. Separated at Birth.

  • formerlyAnon

    Um . . . ahem . . . oh thank god. There’s one of the three that doesn’t make me think of how intertwined clothing can be with sexy, so rational thinking returned before my brains dripped out of ears. Near thing, though.

  • Imasewsure

    Beautiful clothes but these guys look like they are trapped in the most boring annual conference ever… not doing the Macarena in the Grand Ballroom with any of these guys (but I’m stealing their suitcases)

  • somebody blonde

    Great clothes, great men… HORRIBLE SHOES. Seriously, why do all the shoes look like anime feet? It’s terrible.

  • jjtxgrrl

    I actually groaned out loud when I came upon Mr. Waltz photos…..Perfection. *sigh*

    Thank you Prada, for this is how you do an ad campaign. Donna Karan take note.

  • sleepycat

    I love Ben whishaw so much and want to do bad things with (unfortunately he is taken T.T). The clothes are giving me life and if I had the money I would snap most if not all of he pieces here.

  • http://dorothydamage.wordpress.com/ Dorothy Damage

    Christoph Waltz is an absolute dream, especially in those thick framed sunglasses. All I could say with wee Ben Wishaw was ‘gosh’, which is really a stamp of approval in my world! I love the clothes so much, but I think the shoes are rather abominable.

  • GoAwayKardash

    Ben Wishaw will win an Oscar one day. You heard it here first.

  • nicky

    BEN!

  • CatherineRhodes

    There is no excuse whatsoever for a guy with the bank to buy Prada to ever look bad.

  • roverrun

    Looking at these photos I just imagine them all in some new production of a Pinter play, each on a part of the stage where this all the they do onstage; stand, sit, look up, down, try lo leave but unable to…

  • Guest

    These pictures have awakened all manners of inappropriate May/December issues for me, both as the baby and the mommy.

  • Edith Darling

    These pictures have managed to awaken all manners of inappropriate May/December issues for me, both as the baby and the mommy.

  • FunButNutz

    The hems on Ben Whislaw’s pants are officially ridiculous. Are the hems on dress pants supposed to get shorter and shorter until they become culottes?

  • ‘Becca’lise Deveaux

    Ezra Miller has such a fantastic face. Love that he can go from completely terrifying in We Need To Talk About Kevin to sweet and charming in The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

  • conniemd

    Chris – F, Ezra – K, Ben M. Gorgeous clothes too.

  • ♕ Natalie ♕

    This is possibly one of my all time favorite campaigns besides some of the stuff Miu Miu has put out recently. I have no idea how in charge Miuccia is in charge of both Prada and Miu Miu but she’s a genius

  • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

    Yes. Happy Sausage Friday, everyone!

  • Diana

    These men are so beautiful, I have literal tears in my eyes from these pictures. If Idris Elba had been included, that would have been too much for me to handle.

    • LaSylphide

      Oh Lordy, Lordy, be still my beating heart!

  • appliquer

    Christoph for the win!

  • Sarah Thomas

    Those shoes are beyond ridiculous. Ben Whishaw looks like Lupin the third.

  • LaSylphide

    Beautiful mens’ clothes worn by beautiful men. What’s not to love? Even love the Frankenstein shoes.

    • Shawn EH

      They’re like $1000 creepers!

  • ItsDicey

    Soooo many beautiful things. And very interesting dudes, too. Loving on every bit of this.

  • PaulRin

    You know how sometimes actor/actress just embodies the “man/woman” perfectly of a brand? Blake Lively captures very well the “rich, privileged bitch” of Gucci, Marion for the French madam of Dior, and Ezra is just that for the Prada guy.

  • kf hub

    why is Ben holding a camera made of cheese?

  • Therese Bohn

    I lurve Ben Whishaw– quirky gorgeous. So sad that The Hour was canceled!! At least he’s still the new Q.

  • MartyBellerMask

    Perfection. All of it.

  • Lilyana_F

    Complete visual satisfaction. And can we please have Ben in more things, he’s hugely talented.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    I will take Ben Whishaw in the frames, please. With a side order of Ben Whishaw sitting on the floor leaning on his elbow.

  • demidaemon

    Wow, a little something for everyone here. AND I LOVE ALL OF IT!

  • jw_ny

    Enjoying the shots and men until I got to the flood water pants and Herman Munster shoes. None of the clothes really grab me tho…

  • Jeff Warhurst

    Prada always looks depressing to me, like WWII meets Goodwill.

  • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

    Sooooo pretty. wowza!

  • lalahartma

    Hahaha, I’m a bit scared.

  • macwell

    Hot clothes. Hot ad campaign. Hot dues. Nuff’ said.