Diane von Furstenberg’s Surreal campaignSaturday, February 04, 2012
The campaign has received mixed reviews from fashion commentators, equally amused and infuriated by the masked model. Emily Johnston of the blog Fashion Foie Gras deemed it a wry reference to the stereotype of the ‘airhead model’ and a simultaneous statement that the focus should be “all on the garments rather than who’s starring in the campaign.”
Von Furstenberg partied with Dalí in the ‘Seventies, and is a keen collector of his art.
Her Connecticut home houses a three-footed brass chair with arms shaped like a woman’s, designed by the Catalonian artist in the late 1930’s, which first appeared in his 1935 painting, ‘Woman With a Head of Roses.’
Her paean to her one-time dancing partner in her latest campaign is so profound that one might expect to see the model lounging on a sofa in the shape of Mae West’s lips (another Dalí creation) - until one remembers, of course, that Von Furstenberg’s brand logo is a pair of lips.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Wrap up warm.
Lots of love,