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One of the most memorable spreads of the last few years was when Harper’s Bazaar went all cartoony on us with their Simpsons in Paris spread. Linda Evangelista was their guide and Versace, Karl Lagerfeld, Alber Elbaz, Jean Paul Gaultier, and others all made cameos in the illustrated presence of Homer, Marge, Bart and Lisa. Elle Espana has taken a cue from Bazaar and given some of the industry’s most important designers a Disney makeover.
Perfume commercials are notoriously strange and certainly kitschy, but when we stumbled upon this 80s ad for Yves Saint Laurent’s Opium perfume starring Linda Evangelista, we were left speechless and inclined to watch it on repeat. The storyline for the thirty second spot appears to have something to do with organized crime, ninjas, torchlit temples, and a loincloth clothed man-slave who is inexplicably obsessed with the scent of Opium.
Once upon a time, the cover ladies of fashion’s most important and influential magazines were referred to as Supermodels. But with the advent of tabloids and the obsession with celebrity culture, fashion magazines steered away from model-covers and opted for actresses, musicians, and socialites instead. And then Kate Moss graced the cover of W’s September Issue, Linda Evangelista the cover of November, and now this month’s Vogue features a decidedly 90s-inspired Gisele Bundchen.