After a too-long hiatus, Nicolas Ghesquière's return to fashion as the new designer of Louis Vuitton was greeted with wild applause. Yesterday's show was a triumph of minimalism (albeit one that featured leather, PVC and lots of perversion), ushering in a new age for the venerable house.
Today, Vuitton released A Dozen Girls, a portfolio look at the new collection – as photographed by iconic lensman Juergen Teller. Shot at the brand's Paris headquarters and interspersed with images of its location by the Seine, the series is photographed in Teller's characteristically unvarnished style and features twelve looks from yesterday's collection on models like Liya Kebede, Mica Arganaraz and Julia Hafstrom.
Teller initially photographed Ghesquière for System magazine, in the designer's first post-Balenciaga interview. It's an interesting choice of photographer for Vuitton, given that Teller's work had been so closely associated with Ghesquière's predecessor.
The German photographer had been shooting campaigns for Marc Jacobs's own brand since 1998, until the former declined to shoot Miley Cyrus for Jacobs's label's spring/summer 2014 campaign. Instead, David Sims stepped in.
We can only hope Teller's images for Vuitton might signal the start of a long, beautiful relationship between the photographer and Ghesquière.
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