From a hedonistic trip to the Dominican Republic to an after-dinner soirée the ancient 7th-century city of Selinunte – plus, an appearance from a 90s cult icon
1. Loewe x Paula’s Ibiza
Photographic prodigy Gray Sorrenti – just 18 years old – captures her second campaign for Loewe’s Paula’s Ibiza collection, as part of a series printed in Publication No. 23 Paula. The capsule, which sees Jonathan Anderson collaborate with the legendary Ibiza boutique, combines Paula’s original vivid, Balearic prints with the bohemian sensibility of Anderson’s Loewe. Sorrenti – who is the daughter of renowned photographer Mario Sorrenti – took the collection to the Dominican Republic, for a hedonistic series of images which capture both the escapist spirit of Ibiza and the raw beauty of the Caribbean isle.
2. Gucci Pre-Fall 2019
The punks, surfers and bodybuilders of Los Angeles’ Venice Beach were the starting point of Alessandro Michele’s latest pre-fall Gucci campaign – here though, they were transported half-way across the world to the island of Sicily in the designer’s native Italy. The location: the 7th-century Roman city of Selinunte, where Michele’s Gucci ‘gang’ were photographed by Glen Luchford in a campaign inspired by the ‘classical symposium’, an ancient after-dinner ritual of song and conversation. As Michele describes: “a contemporary fresco of freedom and expression in which the antique becomes the propeller of the present.”
3. Saint Laurent Autumn/Winter 2019 Menswear
A brooding Keanu Reeves makes his campaign debut for Saint Laurent in a trinity of black-and-white images by photographer and AnOther contributor David Sims (Anthony Vaccarello art-directed). The 54-year-old actor dons – among other pieces – a leather jacket and dark sunglasses, causing devoted Keanu-stans (see: KeanuCon) to note a passing similarity to perhaps his most memorable role: Neo in The Matrix.
4. Dior Spring/Summer 2019
Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection for Dior was presented in a vast black box in the jardins of the Musée Rodin, inside, a parquet dance floor: the Italian designer said she found inspiration for the collection in the pioneering women dancers of history, from Isadora Duncan to Pina Bausch (the show itself was set to the backdrop of a contemporary dance piece by Tel Aviv-based choreographer Sharon Eyal). Movement continues to be the focus in the accompanying campaign, photographed by Harley Weir, where models Ruth Bell and Selena Forrest strike balletic poses in a dreamlike palette of neutral colours.
5. Chanel Spring/Summer 2019
An ensemble cast of young models – Vittoria Ceretti, Sarah Dahl, Adesuwa Aighewi and Kris Grikaite, among others – make up Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2019 campaign, the final ready-to-wear collection under the creative direction of the late, great Karl Lagerfeld (as is tradition, the designer also photographed the campaign). Favouring simplicity, the series of black-and-white and colour images see the models assemble in front of an uncomplicated grey background wearing the summery collection, presented originally in Paris’ Grand Palais à la plage.
6. Givenchy Spring/Summer 2019
A sense of “daring and elegance” is at the heart of Givenchy’s Spring/Summer 2019 campaign. Lensed by Steven Meisel, the images capture the refined androgyny that Clare Waight Keller saw in her muse for the season’s collection, 20th-century writer, photographer and queer icon Annemarie Schwarzenbach. Elements of fetish and nods to imagery from the 90s also come into play in the campaign, which is titled I Am Your Mirror.
7. Jacquemus Spring/Summer 2019
Simone Porte Jacquemus transported us to the Italian riviera with his Spring/Summer 2019 collection, with raffia bags (now ubiquitous on Instagram) and barely there dresses perfect for warmer climes. When it came to the campaign, the designer turned to painter Chloe Wise to capture the collection’s sensual feeling. With a glass of rosé in hand and a miniscule Jacquemus bag firmly around her waist, the resulting painting’s central figure is a woman who lives in an endless summer.
8. Celine Autumn/Winter 2019
For Celine’s Autumn/Winter 2019 collection – Hedi Slimane’s second as artistic director – a number of the house’s 1970s and 80s codes were reimagined for women in 2019. Slimane himself has shot the collection for the campaign, the first part of which has been released this week. Slimane’s shots of the season’s louche tailoring, shearling boots, elegant blouses and blue jeans serve to drum up even more excitement for the collection landing in stores this autumn.
9. Valentino Spring/Summer 2019
Juergen Teller took to the streets of Venice with models Adut Akech, Kristen McMenamy and Mariacarla Boscono for Valentino’s Spring/Summer 2019 campaign. With glistening make-up by Pat McGrath and an array of feathered pieces from the brand’s S/S19 collection, the playful images capture the models clutching various Valentino accessories throughout the city. Pierpaolo Piccioli delivers once again.
10. Calvin Klein Underwear
For the latest campaign for Calvin Klein underwear, the brand has tapped rising stars like Noah Centineo, Billie Eilish and Chika Oranika to “speak their truths” in photographs and a short film for the campaign. Accompanied by a hashtag aimed at provoking a wave of similar self-expression, the campaign is made up of striking portraits shot by Mario Sorrenti.