On the eve of the fall-winter season, fashion designers keep us intrigued by new updates every now and then, installing no more than one or two pictures of their recent campaigns. Each has its own trick: Mark Jacobs, for instance, surprises everyone with unusual images of Sofia Coppola and Winona Ryder adding descriptions of those images in detail. Louis Vuitton artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière, unlike his peer colleague, seems quite stingy in words being extremely laconic. He has tapped famous photographers Bruce Weber and Juergen Teller for the Louis Vuitton fall/winter 2015-2016 campaign, and keeps uploading pictures from their thrilling photoshoots. The campaign has been named “Series 3”. A few days ago, two pictures appeared in Ghesquière’s Instagram, in the first of which we were amazed to see the 26-year-old Swiss dancer and actress Alicia Vikander. Being the big fan of Ghesquière’s art and creations, she has lately become the new face of the brand and a muse for the French house. The second picture portrayed the 19-year-old promising model Rianne van Rompaey from The Netherlands in strong imagery.
Only a day later a new image featuring “Requiem for a dream” star Jennifer Connelly appeared in the web. We were anticipating the appearance of the 44-year-old actress in the campaign of LV, as long as she is another muse of Ghesquière. Vikander joined Vuitton stalwart Connelly in the fall spots, planning to break the fashion titles of August. The fourth image did not keep us waiting too long and appeared the next day. The Australian model and star of LV’s fall-winter collection show Fernanda Ly made an immense jaw-dropping impression with a powerful look spiced up with pink hair.
Seeking to represent diverse ages and nationalities, Ghesquière also cast the Ethiopian supermodel, designer and actress Liya Kebede, gorgeous models Freja Beha Erichsen, Angel Rutlege and Julia Merkelbach to be featured in the Louis Vuitton fall 2015 advertisements. To represent the character of LV’s fall-winter collection, Teller took photographs of Fernanda Ly, Angel Rutlege and Liya Kebede at a utopian home for a sculptor near Barcelona, Spain. Bruce Weber took Freja Beha Erichsen, Rianne von Rompaey and Julia Merkelbach to a private Miami airport to take his shoots. We can smell a winking hint to Louis Vuitton’s travel heritage in this idea: well done Weber!
Being extremely happy to see the new muse of Louis Vuitton Alicia Vikander, we should mention it was a genuine step. Alicia is going to appear in eight movies this year, including “Ex Machina”, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” “The Danish Girl,” “Tulip Fever” and “The Light Between Oceans.” We have no doubt she will have immense success and a breakthrough fame with these, and appearing as a fashion muse of the renowned French house will only add to the excitement providing a boom for both Vikander and LV.
Remembering the rumors about Selena Gomez becoming the new fresh face of the luxury brand, we are eager to see her in the campaign as well quite soon. Yesterday Selena uploaded a new picture of her, Ghesquière and Michelle Williams on her Facebook page with the inscription “TBT with Michelle and @nicolasghesquiereofficial for @louisvuitton”, which we guess is a proving hint for our predictions. Rock the beauty collection, Selena!
Photos courtesy of Louis Vuitton