For some reason designers are choosing to substitute models’ faces. Interesting? Yes. But we do wish the girls faces were displayed.
Prada is giving models like Meghan Collison and Lara Stone a little more bite for the Fall 2009 ads and lookbooks. After so many models making a name with a beautiful pout or a noteworthy glare, it seems that the design houses decided to spice things up a little bit by replacing well-known faces with forest scenes, wolf heads, and porcupinelike protrusions. The bright spot of the mostly dark lookbook is the occasional splash of red, which combined with the headgear and backdrops leaves us feeling slightly reminiscent of the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood—that is, if Little Red sported a cloak made by Prada.
Donna Karan, on the other hand, fell in love with Toni Garrn so much that her head was placed onto other models’ bodies for the Fall 2009 ads. That’s an interesting use of Photoshop to say the least. ~ Jane Adams