21 April 2012

Alice Dellal for Chanel

At the hairdressers this weekend I opened up the latest issue of Red magazine (which I love, but that's not the point there) and was stopped in my tracks by this image for the latest Chanel campaign.

The ad, featuring Alice Dellal, is a huge departure for the fashion powerhouse with a definite punk aesthetic. Ripped fishnets! Tattoos! Nose piercings!

While I can't help wondering what Madame would make of all this - I like to think she'd have approved - I have a personal weakness for all things punk, so I'm definitely a fan. But I was also reminded of this conversation with Rosemary MacCabe: just what statement are they trying to make, here? Is counter culture now just culture?

What do you make of it? Tell me in the comments!
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