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The pleated neckline, the slim-fit…we thought something looked familiar.
Talbot’s new ad campaign featuring Julianne Moore may have been stunning, but the Photoshop hatchet job they did to this poor model on their website is, well, decidedly not.
On the one hand, Julianne Moore is a beautiful woman who would look good in anything. Well, almost anything. On the other, this photo of her for Talbots is pretty (everything shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott is pretty), but the dress she’s wearing in it has some members of the Styleite staff feeling less than inspired to run to the nearest Talbots store and start laying a smack down on the recession. It is cool that the campaign uses Moore’s celebrity in a really subtle way, and she’s not half as Photoshopped here as she was in those Bulgari ads. We don’t know what to think. Is the ad pretty, or just pretty boring?
When Jenna Lyons began climbing the corporate ladder at J. Crew, the clothing brand became the company to watch for its affordability and unexpected fashion forwardness. Thankfully, with the help of some fresh young designers and corporate executives with open minds, a few more formerly staid brands have followed suit.