Marc Jacobs Wanted to Do Madonna, and He Did
A Blackberry request was sent and in five minutes the deal was made. Steven Meisel, who replaced Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot (said to be an amicable severance of their long-term collaboration) shot six pictures for the campaign that will start running in February. Fashion certainly moves fast.
If you've been reading for awhile you'll know I hate it when fashion houses ditch the models in favour of (over-exposed) actresses and singers (unless they're French, of course). And Madonna is both (well, sort of) and frightens me just a little. She's the epitome of a 'Superstar', an autocratic figure who commands our attention. Yet the feel of these pictures is undeniably appealing; she almost blends into her surroundings - a sepia-toned Parisian bistro "evoking a Brassai atmosphere" that links beautifully with Jacob's spring 09 collection for Vuitton.