Prada’s New Ads Feature a Fantasy World Where Models In Prada Pump Their Own Gas

High fashion photographers crack me up sometimes — especially when they explicitly flirt with mixing highbrow couture with lowbrow settings. Take this ad campaign shot by Stephen Meisel for Prada, in which top models Meghan Collison, Natasha Poly, Elise Crombez, Ymre Stiekema and Kathryn Kruger laze around vintage automobiles at a gas station in Prada gear. Girl, if you can afford real Prada, you are NOT pumping your own gas. And actually, you’re not even getting out of your car at the rest stop. According to Prada, though, “The gas station is cast as a central symbol in this post-modern crossroads of new horizons and economic fulfillment, a stage set where fashion, fantasy and the promise of new discoveries collide.” Mmm-kay guys, whatever you say. (Another image from the shoot after the jump!)

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