Marc Jacobs Gives Us Daisy Lowe
A little while back I posted about Daisy Lowe in response to a curious male reader asking "Who is that girl?" when I included a photo of her in a post about tights (she likes her opaques). At the time it was announced that she would feature in Marc Jacobs' new campaign for his diffusion line Marc by Marc Jacobs, which happens to be one of my favourites for girlie fun but GDammit, MJ - check your quality!(Most of it is perfect but I've now had two stitching problems!)
Right, the Daisy ad. Well, you've probably seen it in your favourite fashion mags recently and it looks the same as the previous campaigns shot by Juergen Teller (the exception being Marc pal Victoria Beckham's goofy pics). Frankly, I don't find the washed out, reclining, nubile nudes remotely related to the brand! And me thinks they're a bit dull. Beautiful photographs but commercially, not very compelling. You?
But his menswear campaign for Marc Jacobs S/S 08 featured director/screenwriter Harmony Korine stuffing his face with diner fare (and how I wish I was doing the same right now), also shot by Teller. Do you know who Harmony Korine is? If you don't, this is just some scruffy guy in a white shirt enjoying burgers slathered in ketchup who will likely be visiting the dry cleaner in the near future. But if you do know who he is, it's a bit more interesting. I have to hand it to Korine for going where few have dared to go (he dated Chloe Sevigny years back but that's not what I'm talking about). Have you seen Kids? Gummo? Julien Donkey-Boy? Ken Park? The man has extroardinary talent and his movies give me nightmares. When I think of Gummo I have to go to my Happy Place (and he introduced it at the Toronto Film Festival as being "a little film about my hometown." If you've seen it you'll know why this is a jaw-dropping statement). Hmmm...the men got Harmony Korine, we got Posh. Gee, thanks. Give us more, Marc - we can handle it.
Photo: Catwalk Queen