Versace loves enlisting celebrities to help sell the legendary Italian fashion house’s wares. Demi Moore, Halle Berry, Madonna, Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez all appeared in Versace advertising campaigns. Now Dua Lipa receives Donatella Versace’s seal of approval becoming the face of the brand’s Fall 2021 collection. In the studio-shot images, Dua sports red hair while posing against a gray backdrop before the lens of Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.
The images failed to captivate the majority of our forum members. “No to the hair, no to the styling, no to the amateur posing, no to the Goyard-esque pattern…” declared dontbeadrag.
“Dula Peep has the charisma of a wet blanket,” said avonlea002.
“For the little work Mert and Marcus do nowadays one would think they would make more of an effort…guess not. She looks like a Wendy’s blow-up doll with the fake freckles and red hair,” YohjiAddict pointed out.
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“Imagine looking back at this in a decade’s time as an example of the fashion imagery churned out in 2021,” added tigerrouge.
“I mean if they wanted Rianne Van Rompaey for the campaign, all they had to do was ask…” noted GERGIN.
But not everyone was disappointed. “I’m very pleasantly surprised at how much I like the outcome. Always a one for Mert and Marcus’ studio shoots, love the red hair on Dua and the fresh makeup look. A thumbs-up from me!” approved vogue28.
“This is a great and fun campaign,” confessed dodencebt.
See more from the campaign and join the conversation here.