Bottega Veneta. Their ads have missed the mark in the past, but I am keen on this one. The workmanship is evident in the dress’s beading; the hair and makeup luxurious in their sleek simplicity. Purple hues evoke a regal air – befitting this venerable Italian fashion label – while black silk knee socks and leather opera gloves keep the look directional. It’s a good balance between heritage and modernity.
I like the tableau style blocking and photography by artist Erwin Olaf, too. My only ish is the child-like male model, up top. Why can’t we use older male models with some presence, like him? This woman has a look of displeasure…and I can only hope it’s for disobedient son here, not her lover!