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Paris in New York

June 29th, 2011 Posted by Janelle comments (19)

As a brand Yves Saint Laurent embodies the kind of modern elegance every woman strives for: who better to capture this than Raquel Zimmermann? Sporting a short crop and a pale powdered face, Raquel looks equal parts mannequin and muse in the fall ads shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. With the NYC skyline serving as a backdrop (the campaign was shot right in Midtown) and an it-bag dangling from Raquel’s shoulder, the shot is an appealing mix of old and new.

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19 Comments

  1. Marty says:

    I enjoy this, but it’s kinda of boring.
    I wanted to see something like with Arizona, in Morocco, but this works.

    with Raquel anything is amazing.

  2. ricky says:

    PILATI is great! raquel is splendid…hopefully arizona belongs to the forgotten realm already .

  3. jake says:

    im not quite sure what tho think about this.. her boy and the angles of all of her limbs just looks a little strange; i seems as though each segment has been copied and pasted cheaply into the wrong place. of course that is just my opinion and im sure some people will love it – but to me its just a little bizarre-looking. the clothes dont look great and rachael doesnt look as good as she normally does so i dont think the ad achieves what it should given the resources used. not impressed with how many campaigns are shaping up so far this season

  4. jake says:

    *raquel – no idea where i got rachael from

  5. Hayley says:

    I am so god-damn tired of Raquel. Why does everyone keep using her?

  6. carlos tedesco says:

    Urban and intense with attitude …

  7. j says:

    honestly thought this was Kelly Osbourne.

  8. Teng says:

    i love raquel and i love ysl but i dont like this. wrong

  9. GP says:

    is ok, love the bag though :)

  10. carola says:

    The clothes and the bag are so good I didn’t even notice the shot is kinda lame, not like past campaigns (although Raquel is a sensational model). But the clothes are so great…If only all major designers were that good.

  11. Josh says:

    @j- LMAO me too!!!
    (p.s.- I still love you Raquel)

  12. valerian says:

    holy smokes, thought this was kelly osbourne

  13. Kelly says:

    Reminds me a lot of the David Sylvian/Japan era, very well-styled :)

    For reference: http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lk8iqnNDbV1qcaks4o1_500.jpg

  14. Trix Mendez says:

    Sheer / Stunning / she’s burning the stars

    modedumodels

  15. Katarzyna says:

    I like the picture. Classic.

    http://balletme.blogspot.com/

  16. miss dom says:

    hate this with a passion! face- good-makeup looks like twilight- hair lady diana, from the clothes point of view- this the jacket would make any woman look huskey and the pants are boring- and with the hand in the pocket looks like a giant shlong. and the bag- yes well y? let down

  17. IS THIS IT? models review says:

    Personally, simply the kind of image I don’t know what to think about… even if, wait: these days Freja @ Chanel has first place from that point of view… :)

  18. Sally says:

    This spells boring.

  19. A says:

    Boring, can we get some creativity?

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