You Can't Dodge Dakota These Days.
The March Elle thudded on my desk yesterday, all 540 pages of it. Leafing through the ads...anorexic models, anorexic models in the future delivering a plastic baby (oh D&G, you pioneers) anorexic model riding in a hot air balloon (?), anorexic models pretending they're lesbians, Shalom Harlow's face retouched to a shiny sheen, Dakota Fanning...Dakota Fanning? Yes, the Sundance It Girl (emphasis on "Girl") looking like, well, looking like she's about to be raped in a Marc Jacobs ad (sweeeet jacket Marc). This appears to be some scary marketing synergy. Did the producers of Hounddog throw you a bone Marc, or vice versa?
previously in scary fashion ads:
1. Scary Ellis.
2. DEAD is the new BLACK.
3. Jimmy Choo. Shoes to die for.
4. Jigga gets all 'A River Runs Through It' on us.
5. Fendi No. 5.
also on gawker: Fashion Ads. EDGY.