As much as I’ve tried to like these Dolce & Gabbana ads, I really just can’t. They’re Anne Hathaway to me. It doesn’t help that the D&G ad formulas have grown trite — take one favorite model, add one established model and an up-and-comer posed at varying depths and throw in Steven Klein’s trademark saturated gloom until done.
That being said, there are a few things I do like (the surprise inclusion of Edita and MariaCarla, who always delivers) and more things I don’t. 1) The massive pink fur coats remind me way too much of Batman Forever goons or the stuffed animals one wins at carnival games; 2) No offense to Heidi Mount because she is earning her paycheck, but she feels like the odd one out; and 3) the cheap Vegas backdrop doesn’t do much but add to the cacophony of the colorful clothes and harsh lighting (and give me opportunity to give this post a cheesy Kenny Rogers title). On the bright side, at least Jesus Lulz isn’t in them!