Dolce&Gabbana Womenswear Fall 2014 Ad Campaign

Posted on June 23, 2014

The boys got their cosplay on already. Now it’s the ladies’ turn to indulge in a little Joan of Arc dressup.

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The colors (not to mention the concept) are muddy, it’s all a little goofy, and Claudia Schiffer seems to be having way more fun than the setting calls for, but y’know? At least they’ve taken a step away from the Sicilian widow drag that characterized the brand’s aesthetic for several seasons too many. We don’t know how well D&G works when filtered through a fairy tale/fantasy lens like this, but at least it’s a little different.

And Claudia looks so happy because she’s an artificial being created in a computer. Apparently.

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: dolcegabbana.com]

    • Justine

      Claudia: I’M WORKING, BITCHES!!!!! #WOOT

    • RussellH88

      It kinda looks they just photoshopped a younger, drunk Patsy Stone into pictures from an Italian Family’s Renfair Themed Funeral.

      • PinkyK

        Sweetie Daaaahhling you’re right!

      • Griffinqueen

        I would love to be known as a “younger, drunk Patsy Stone”! Unfortunately I ‘m just a poorer Edina ;)

      • Sarah

        Marry me.

      • Julie Ree

        Yes, but is it art?

      • MoHub

        Don’t question me!

      • yethica

        Love.

    • The Versatile Chef

      Claudia looks remarkably…”ageless”.

      • formerlyAnon

        “ageless” That’s a nice way to put it.

      • FrigidDiva

        I honestly could not even tell it was her even after I went back and REALLY looked at the photos.

    • thecitysleeps

      She seems to have gotten a different brief about what this shoot is about than everyone else. It’s strange! I love Bianca in these shots. Her face and general flawlessness shine through even though she’s not in the forefront. Love her in that gorgeous coat!

    • Glam Dixie

      Claudia looks happy because she obviously demanded that she get the most wearable and least silly looking clothes. She is laughing at the others.

    • Gatto Nero

      That purple corset dress with the puffed sleeves is all kinds of wrong.
      But I like the embroidery and the strange, chain mail inspired pieces.
      I even like the worked bag in the first shot (though tooled leather isn’t usually my thing).

    • Jess1216

      I’m not sure why you’d hire the beautiful Claudia Schiffer to model if you don’t want her to *look* like Claudia Schiffer…

    • AlisonS

      I didn’t even realize that was Claudia Schiffer. I just kept thinking: Who’s this blonde over touched bitch who can’t close her mouth? I feel kind of bad of referring to Claudia in such a way, but since only about 15% of that is authentic, I’ll get over it.

      • J. Preposterice

        some shots it really looks like they cobbled her together from component parts. I mean, I know Claudia can hold a pose, but some of those aren’t holdable on account of a little thing called the theory of gravitation.

    • kategs

      Pure gorgeous fun.

    • Sobaika

      Claudia is drunk.

    • hughman

      Yes, David Copperfield, this apparently inebriated Forest Witch used to be your fiancee. Let’s see you make THAT disappear.

    • marlie

      So they told all of the other models that they weren’t allowed to smile so as not to possibly outshine Claudia? Anyway, the photoshopping is SO bad. Just look at the two guys behind the Claudia-with-apple.

      • Leah Elzinga

        omgoodness. that’s… wonderful.

      • ballerinawithagun

        David Copperfield did get involved! Those boys were in the box and had their legs cut off. Now their torsos are magically joined together!

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

      This just reminds me of the AbFab episode when Patsy modelled with Erin O’Connor and other models and gave completely different face than what was expected. Also, I have no idea what is happening in this campaign.

      • Sarah

        Some prim Italian ladies were flung back in time to an alternate feudal European era wherein females are the muscle and 1930′s Newsboys are the vassals, and the princesses like dresses featuring squirrels and owls. Oh, and also a giant blonde plastic Amazon high on weed somehow came with them.

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

          Ah. It all makes sense now.

    • smayper

      There are way too many people doing way too many things in these shots. Impossible to look at the clothes.

      • Jackie4g

        A perfect summation of why most modern fashion photography annoys the neck out of me.

    • Aidan B

      I thought that was Claudia! She really does stick out here, which is saying something, because there is so much going on in these photos that it’s mostly blurred in my mind. The poor lighting isn’t helping either.

    • Kitten Mittons

      Things I take away from these pictures:
      1. Blondes DO have more fun, but they look like fools while doing so.
      2. Brunettes either wear dresses or shirts, but they are allergic to pants.
      3. Claudia needs to respect her elders. Do not do the hip-bump with an elderly man with a cane. Jerk.

      • smallgirlsaretrouble

        Yeah, I was going to ask why some of the models forgot their pants

    • Thomas

      A Midsummer Night’s Orgy starring Claudia Schiffer

    • Sarah

      The bag in the first pic is pretty gorgeous. The Time Traveling Pantless Female Knights look pissed off that they didn’t get any LSD-laced citrus fruits to party with, like Claudia.

      • marlie

        It’s all yours. The first thought that came to mind for me was my grandmothers old sewing scraps bag. :P

    • sleepycat

      In the immortal words of Tim Gunn: EDIT!

    • Denise Rambo

      I LOVE the bag in the first photo!

    • snarkykitten

      They all look like card board cutouts someone arranged in some half ass attempt at art.

    • mjude

      I want the 1st bag….to die

      • marlie

        At first, I read this as you “…want the first bag to die.” As in, in a fire. ‘Cause that’s what I was thinking.

    • Lori

      The 3rd picture is confusing me (I mean relative to the rest of this). It’s like the left and the right halves are from two other pictures. The clothes on one side are worn in a normal way and the other half is Joan of Arc drag. Why?

      • DuBey2

        because they can.

    • FibonacciSequins

      It’s a hell of a lot better than sending diapers down the runway, I’ll tell you that.

      Is the girl in the first photo Claudia Schiffer? Someone went real heavy on the Photoshop there. I’ll take that bag she’s holding. The rest of the photos are too busy for me to be able to focus on any particular item.

    • crash1212

      The purse in that first picture is to die.

    • PinkyK

      Love the bags!

    • Kent Roby

      “Girls In The Hoods” meets “You’ve Got (chain) Maille”. I have a bit of Crazy Stupid Love for this.

    • KinoEye

      A continuation of a continuation. This is the long-awaited wedding party. The Godfather’s daughter, Claudia, and all her friends are there to celebrate after the Fabulous Gay Mafia from the menswear editorial retrieved her fiance, who ran off with his gay lover. Despite having atoned for abandoning his wife-to-be, Fabricio (male model with newsboy cap and vest) is STILL not allowed to eat anything other than apples, and has apparently been forced to wear the same clothes he was wearing in last year’s editorial.

      He’s clearly not thrilled with his bride (see hand placement in photo 4), but she couldn’t care less. It’s really more of an arranged marriage for Fabricio’s family to pay off some bad debts to the Fabulous Gay Mafia. She can continue to flirt shamelessly with any man in a five-mile radius and laugh uproariously at baskets of lemons, while Fabricio has to tolerate her loony friends dressing up as knights and making faces. But being married to Claudia has its perks: She convinced the Godfather to allow Fabricio to eat a sandwich of some sort. Eating that sandwich is clearly the highlight of poor young Fabricio’s life. Per Cent’anni!

      • demidaemon

        Aww, I’m kind of sad that he has been torn away from his gay lover! It’s so cruel!

        • formerlyAnon

          I feel certain that there are some carefully arranged paper mache trees at stage left behind which they may have an assignation miraculously unnoticed by the 12 other people on stage standing/leaning/levitating/cavorting at distances varying from 2 to 10 feet away.

          • demidaemon

            It took me a few minutes to completely digest your comment, but I think that I hope you are correct.

            • formerlyAnon

              I blame the lack of the correct dacritics for most of the comprehension. I *know* what I meant and kept thinking “mache??” Mache?? Isn’t that something you get in salads at fancy restaurants?

            • demidaemon

              I actually think it’s because you have a load of dependent clauses in there that I needed to artfully decipher. It’s all grammatically correct; it’s just that there is A LOT in there. :)

            • formerlyAnon

              It is true that my written expression is, for better or for ill, marked by the 19th century novel. I have always felt keenly the modern lack of enthusiasm for chapter headings that begin “In which . . .”

              I am pleased that an expert says it’s correct. (I had an abysmal K-8 education and mostly write according to what “sounds right” in my head. I know very few actual rules of grammar.)

            • demidaemon

              It’s probably better that way. I know way too many grammar rules. It can be stiltifying, at times.

            • demidaemon

              Also, mache on salads sounds….interesting? It does sound like a foodstuff, though.

    • KT

      I kept thinking to myself, wow that woman looks JUST like Claudia Schiffer 20 years ago!

      Go home photoshop, you’re SUPER drunk.

    • MW

      It’s ridiculous because Miss Schiffer is lighted completely differently and that doesn’t help to sell it. Having said that, it’s wacky and I kind of love it.

    • amanda lynn

      The gal on the right with no pants on (in the 2nd photo) – just cracks me up.

      • Kent Roby

        She’s still hung over from that Bjork concert last night.

      • FrigidDiva

        I sort of sat at my office computer trying to figure out if she’d been caught in the middle of going to the bathroom in the middle of the woods when the photo was taken. God bless D&G ad campaigns.

    • Ashleigh

      agreed on all counts!

    • ballerinawithagun

      Claudia does make me yearn for the happy champagne and coke infused models of yester year.

    • Sofia

      this campaign is infuriatingly lazy and makes no sense. schiffer’s cameo ( i can only pesume that she is not in character since she gets an inexplicable amount of attention in the shots) is ruined and embarrassing by the photoshop, goofy posing, and lack of story. this campaign just made me cranky!

    • MilaXX

      eh, it’s okay. Despite the multiplicity it’s just the same old D & G campaign.

    • nannypoo

      Hilarious. I especially love the one with a squirrel on her boob.

    • kimmeister

      Very strange. Claudia gets to dance around and have fun while everyone else just stands there sedately.

    • Alloy Jane

      Not sure if anyone else follows the radio station Classical KUSC on facebook, but they do a pictorial clue that depicts the piece, composer, or performer for what they’ll be playing at noon, and most of them are absolutely batshit crazy. This ad campaign reminds me of those clues, except that as bizarre and drug-induced as those clues may seem, they are solvable. This ad campaign? Not so much…

    • Rita Patrick

      Anybody else see Kendall Jenner?

    • Imasewsure

      The men’s campaign was sort of fun… this one just looks odd but we should be thankful for the lack of widow’s weeds for sure!

    • FancyPhilly

      I would think that Claudia was photoshopped in without being informed of the theme of the shoot. Except I detect some wicked side eye in a few of the shots towards her.

    • Ashleigh

      The more I think about this, the more annoyed I get. Claudia Schiffer should have A wrinkle. At least ONE!! The fact that she doesn’t almost negates this entire editorial – for me.

    • marlie

      DID ANYONE ELSE NOTICE THE WOMAN *IN A GOWN* IN THE TREE IN THE 4TH PICTURE DOWN?? What the hell…?

      • formerlyAnon

        I believe she’s anticipating her Act 3 entrance. I am not certain if she is the gender-swapped ghost of Banquo or an avenging angel.

      • makeityourself

        You made me go back and look.

        That lady in the tree is hilarious. The reason I didn’t see her the first time around is because Claudia intrigued me by her apparent lack of vertebrae in that particular shot. I was kind of stupified by her torso.

        • marlie

          I just noticed Claudia’s Gumby spine. So much weirdness in these photos.

    • Lily

      Worst part of this is I had an off-brand purse that looked almost exactly like the one in the first pic. Got rid of it years ago. Now wishing I had kept it.

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

      It’s one of those new hologram celebrities, like that MJ at the music awards show recently. It’s not really Claudia.

    • Trickytrisha

      Meh. It’s all contrived and jumbled-up eras and context. Having Ms. Schiffer draw all the focus pretty much neutralizes any effect that D&G achieved with their previous campaigns. Too silly for me.

    • Synnamin

      I’m still trying to figure out WTF is going on with #3. Half of the frame is all Game of Thrones being pissy at the other half, who are apparently charming Americans on a romantic tour of the best Sicilian fruit-sellers.

      • formerlyAnon

        I believe you have analyzed correctly.

    • Man Dala

      Digital Claudia, you WERQ that camera, gurl.

    • fursa_saida

      This is hilarious. The actual Joan of Arc looking stuff works, as well as the longer dresses, but everything else is SO INCOMPATIBLE with the setting it’s just too much. All the tight dresses and heels IN THE DEPTHS OF THE WOODS! But of course.

    • demidaemon

      At least Claudia is doing something! All the rest of the models look like they were just shoved into the photo and stood there.

    • formerlyAnon

      Hmm. The Enchanted Forest Stage Set just got a lot more interesting. Some nice dresses, nice coats. The blingy mail-like ones seem rather unwearable, but maybe they can be disassembled to usable components.

    • Sophie

      I want the purple dress and the green coat (and the chainmail head accessories) in the background of the third picture. There is so much to look at, I don’t think I’ve really taken the rest in.

    • karonf

      I have always wanted a formal, full-length gown in a squirrel motif. My quest is over.

    • quiltrx

      That first bag wants to live with me and be my love.
      And so does that ridiculous sweater with the swan on it, because I collect them and I NEED IT.
      So..Claudia on the greenscreen so she doesn’t have to work with these peasants, right?

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      Ironically, Claudia Schiffer is the only model in most of the photos whose clothing I’m not particularly interested in. She sort of makes everything she’s wearing look kind of gaudy. I do love that regal purple floral dress.
      Now gimme everything everyone else is wearing, please.

    • Jecca2244

      oh this is odd. love the pieces individually. but this is strange.

    • Dora Kishinevsky

      I don’t understand the trend for awkwardly posed, overly photoshopped group photos. Fashion! Except you can’t see any of it! And celebrities! Except they’re not recognizable! So pointless.

      • DuBey2

        pointless. I refuse to waste my time staring at it and trying to figure it out.

    • http://trooperschaf.blogspot.de/ TrooperSchaf

      from far, I love the pictures and the mood, but upon a closer look, that Photoshopping is horrible! Grandpas hand in pic 2: is it possible to bend an arm like that without breaking? Where is the second leg of the grey girl to the far left in pic 3? Most of the models look like stickers plastered on a poster.

      still… I like it and the clothes are really nice (except the cowls… hoods… whatevers…)

    • Oekmama

      Feels very GoT to me. Melisandre in red, Cersei in gold, Brienne and Arya in jewelled chainmail, and Sansa in that floral number…

    • Danielle

      If I was holding that beautiful black etched bag, I would be grinning like an idiot too.

    • Audrey Lee

      I like this WAY MORE than the last few DG releases. Like..A LOT more.

    • Coralie Legister

      Crop Claudia out in every single one. She’s trying too hard.

    • DuBey2

      I always feel like D & G ads should come with a Playbill. because I am seriously lost

    • LadyVimes

      She looks like she’s that girl everyone hates at the party. Loud and trying way too hard.

    • cowper

      Aha–it’s Model Colorforms!

    • Bree The Vole

      It’s so mean of me but I never get tired of T&LO’s hate for Claudia Schiffer.