Dior has just debuted its first ready-to-wear campaign under Raf Simons, striking just the right note with its clean and sharp imagery. With the help of Willy Vanderperre, the pictorial scenes star models Daria Strokous, Daiane Conterato, Nicole Pollard, Anna Martynova and Marie Piovesan as today’s Dior women in a simple, minimal setting reminiscent of an art gallery.
Chanel's spring 2013 campaign ads have also just hit the Internet and controversy ensued. If at first look, the images, lensed by none other than Karl Lagerfeld, seem innocuous enough, with their simple background of a Japanese tea-room to draw all the attention to the outfits, that's because the controversy surrounds the age of the models - the designer chose two 16-year-old models - Ondria Hardin and Yumi Lambert - as campaign stars, alongside one of our favourite raven-haired beauties: Stella Tennant. Though Hardin has been declared by some critics as too young to model the black sheer dress that shows off her underwear accessorised with a sultry red pout, there is absolutely no denying that Yumi’s citrus knit and wavy locks are sweeter than sweet. Of course, age is only a number and it's for each of us to decide what's inappropriate for us... but you've got to give it to the Karl for knowing how to get people talking.