DSquared Spring/Summer 2009
Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista/Photographer: Steven Meisel
The DSquared Spring/Summer ads might as well be an editorial from the early 90s with the epic combination of Naomi, Linda and Meisel. The ad continues the current trend of bringing back supermodels from the early 90s (Christy Turlington, Claudia Schiffer and Stephanie Seymour included). Even though DSquared’s designs don’t inspire the same artistic awe as Chanel and Prada, this ad’s the most striking of the season so far. I’m sure a lot of credit can go to Steven Meisel, a major force at Vogue Italia and the maker/breaker of models’ careers. It’s simplistic yet there is subtext abound and with heightened talk about needing more diversity in fashion, there’s even racial undertones (possibly owing to Meisel? After all, Vogue Italia’s July 2008 issue made headlines for casting all black models).