Love It Or Leave It: Is This New Prada Campaign All Flower Power Or Failure?
There was a time in the early ’90s when sunflowers were totally ubiquitous. I’m pretty sure TV’s “Blossom” had a terrible sunflower hat, and sunflowers were the ’90s symbol for some kind of whitewashed take on ’60s bohemianism. So perhaps that’s why I’m not super into the new ads from Prada, featuring supermodels Amber Valletta and Eva Herzigova. There’s so many hateable things about these shots: Firstly, the clothes; second, the styling of Amber’s shoes. And then there’s the tiny fringe somebody put on beautiful Eva Herzigova. Why would you do that to her? Plus, the color palette and makeup seems so purposefully drab. But I don’t know, maybe I’m missing something. Maybe this campaign is actually brilliant and gorgeous and it’s just my janky perspective that’s ruining things. What do you think?