Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Shoe Art

Christian Louboutin's upcoming ad campaign is one of the more thoughtful, evoking fashion campaigns in recent seasons. Drawing from the classicism of 18th century still life, Louboutin teamed up with photographer Peter Lippmann and creative director Nicolas Menu to produce an intense series of portraits that place the shoe within a complete and extremely detailed scene. Featuring melanges of fruits, sweets, wines, and other delectables, the shoes look just as tempting as the rest of the objects in the scene. The shadowing (which is reminding me a lot of the dramatic vividness of 17th century Dutch master Rembrandt) gives the shots a sense of dark sexiness-- these shoes aren't for the faint of heart. The campaign is truly a reminder that fashion can be nothing short of art.

(Thanks to The Fashion Spot for pics)

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