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    Top: Alexander McQueen Runway

    Bottom: Doug Aitken Arles 

    Both McQueen and Aitken handle the au courant with an organic and utterly unique hand. I think a collection of McQueen’s couture would look at home and be heightened that much more (to think that’s possible!) against an Aitken landscape video installation.

    See all Fantasy Hiring here.



    July 23, 2014, 4:00pm  

    Top: Versace Runway

    Bottom: Sylvie Fleury

    It’s not just advertisements that I think there could be more/better collaborations with. In the last few years runway presentations have become more elaborate (and moreinfluenced" by established and well known art). So let’s skip the appropriation and go straight to the artist! Is there anyone who says “yes to all” more than Donatella Versace? Didn’t think so.

    More Fantasy Hires.



    July 23, 2014, 3:00pm  

    Top: Balmain Advertisement

    Bottom: Kehinde Wiley

    Wiley is a bit cheating because his portraits integrate fashion so deftly and deeply, BUT I didn’t go for the easy way out and just pick a designer that easily mimics his portrayed fashions. Balmain’s marriage of strength and beauty, the contemporary with the classic is a perfect match for Wiley’s urban by way of the Rococo portrait style.

    More Fantasy Hiring.



    July 23, 2014, 2:00pm  

    Top: Ralph Lauren

    Bottom: Karen Kilimnik

    All the artists I pick today can’t be photographers! Kilmnik’s portraits are vibrant, regal and utterly contemporary, everything a good Ralph Lauren design/advertisement is. 

    More Fantasy Hires.



    July 23, 2014, 1:42pm  

    Top: Moschino Ad 2014

    Bottom: Ryan Trecartin

    Both deal so heavily with popular culture and the “now” it would be a match made in heaven. Trecartin’s aesthetic is quite a bit messier than their traditional advertorials go for but I think that not only would that be key for garnering a younger demographic, but for shaking up the brand. To be a fly on the wall during the meeting between Trecartin and Jeremy Scott! I feel like their desire to one-up each other would be overwhelmed by their deeply compatible visual sensibilities and compulsive need to create something new and now.

    More Fantasy Hiring.



    July 23, 2014, 1:00pm  

    Top: Tom Ford Sunglasses Advertisement

    Bottom: Taryn Simon Nuclear Waste Encapsulation and Storage Facility

    Simon has a way of making even the grotesque and horrifying look rich and beautiful, can you imagine what she would do if she started out with the rich and beautiful?

    Fantasy Hiring.



    July 23, 2014, 12:00pm  

    Top: Celine Ad by Juergen Teller 2012

    Bottom: Elad Lassry

    Like I said earlier, here is my first Fantasy Hiring.

    Nothing against Teller, I love his aesthetic, but I think it would be interesting to see what a talented absurd colorist could do with a Celine ad. It’s tangential, and I think the transition would be a smooth one, but I feel like Lassry could push their ads a bit further into a really unique and take notice territory.



    July 23, 2014, 10:44am  

    Top: Mert & Marcus for Stella McCartney 

    Bottom: Marilyn Minter

    Today is brought to you by the letter M.

    I mean, if you’re going to be paying what I am sure is an extraordinary day rate for Mert & Marcus, at least get something better than a bad Minter rip off. 

    If you think about it, a lot of these advertorial photographers day rates are well over $100k, why not hire the artist?* Or at least try? Or at least try to get something original? 

    That is going to be today. I’m going to post my fantasy artist/fashion collaborations. 

    *Besides the obvious that the artist doesn’t want to participate. 



    July 23, 2014, 8:19am  

    Top: Jesse Hoy

    Bottom: Peter Coffin



    July 22, 2014, 9:18am