Around this time (NYC Fashion Week) last year I published my remarks on this past particularly strange ad. Now this year, this is the ad in the New York Times that caught my eye. It looks like a conflation of Little Miss Muffet (sitting on quite a strange tuffet) and the spider that came down to sit beside her all in one bizarre photo. Look at the fingers and legs on this affectless woman. And I guess the bag in her lap is the big beige fly she snared in her web.
Of course, when I write such things I only reveal yet again my fashion ignorance. Turns out that this wan person is Canadian supermodel Daria Werbowy shot by Juergen Teller for Céline’s fall winter 2013/2014 campaign. I found all that out while trying to find a copy of this image on line.
Also found out that Céline is a design house that creates overpriced leather purses and thigh-high boots. I learned that “the boots will take center stage in your Fall wardrobe!" Probably not, but for those interested in these boots here they are described by SpottedFashion.com: “They are made in luxurious calfskin leather, they are available in three colors, taupe, navy blue and oxblood red, they feature a platform round-toe boot, a stacked heel with natural wood finish and second skin leather calfskin at an approximate height of 70cm.” I think that last must be a typo. I did the math: while the heels look much too high to me, they don’t look 27 inches high.
As my husband told me when I showed him this ad, “Well, you’re not their target audience.” Sadly true.
And another Fashion Week passes into history.