Survival of the Fittest

January 8th, 2009 Posted by Janelle comments (27)

DSquared2‘s S/S 09 show was a veritable supermodel revival but Dean & Dan have taken things to the next level for the campaign. The inimitable duo of Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista, captured by Steven Meisel, duke it out in a battle for dominance. Captivating, controversial and instantly iconic the ad proves that when it’s Naomi vs. Linda we’re all winners.

Ph: Steven Meisel for Dsquared2 S/S 09. pic courtesy of kim miller.

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  1. Reggie says:

    Brilliant. I love the black/white skin differences.

  2. ryder says:

    meisel and his humor. love it. supremodels comback!

  3. trumancapote says:

    it just look like a steven klein shot..whats the point to swich photographer if u r keeping the same art direction u had with klein…n bsides that what bad pic

  4. Kim says:

    Loves it! Thanks for posting.

  5. Nik says:

    OMG!!! love! Love! LOVE!!! Long live the icons!!!!

  6. Jeremiah Van Wagenen says:

    Naomi really grabs the attention in this picture. Though I think its rather typical that she’s the one really slamming down Linda.. It would of been refreshing to see reverse roles..

  7. N.S. says:

    Oh my heavens. GOD is goood! Such a unique shot amidst the direction of the season. Very dynamic. I can’t wait to see the rest..Naomi and Linda togther again, alone, like the golden days. Statues the world over, eat your hearts out, this is perfection.

  8. Idan says:

    Oooooooooooh! this is sooo damn amazing! i totally love this concept! everything is just WOW!

  9. Chalita says:

    so stunning,great work, gret humor

  10. DooDiva says:

    What a dynamic duo in this ad campagin!!

    Don’t give a damn about whose said these are bad pictures!

    They are strong women in each of their own places!

  11. Alex says:

    SUPERV!! Love the ad. lets see what other designer campagins will be like.. But Meisel, Naomi and Linda the ultimate power icons have proved it again. Loving it!!

  12. sophie says:

    looks good.
    they should do a campaign featuring Stephanie and Cindy… (all the supermodels are back, but haven’ really seen Cindy anywhere? Do the fashion powers that be not like her?)

  13. poo says:

    I hope there are lots and lots of shots from this and not just that one (which is decent btw).

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  15. Auden says:

    DSquared2’s ad reminds me of Sony’s PSP ad from a few years ago, featuring a black and a white model fighting, and the controversy it generated.

  16. KMV says:

    Lanvin is turning out to be the most beautiful campaign and Dsquared2 has the most fun campaign! Love it!

  17. Thom says:

    Goes alongside the Yves ads of this season as top campaigns thus far!

  18. jason KANNER says:

    If they would have added turlington i would have passed out

  19. V-vo says:

    My goodness…now THIS is why I live for fashion!!!!

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  21. Shawn says:

    Beyond Super!!!!!!

  22. Baby C says:

    They just don’t make ’em like that anymore.


  23. ROGER says:

    Linda!!!! Naomi!!!! Yesssss!!!!

  24. nick m says:

    naomi and linda ijust love these supermodels,amazing jadore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. Rachel says:

    You know why this ad works? It’s because high fashion ads are selling things that are ridiculously unattainable for most people in today’s economy. These ads make it all fun and accessible.

  26. sam says:


  27. dsquared shoes says:

    Naomi and Linda the ultimate power icons have proved it again. Loving it!!

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