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John Galliano Transforms Karlie Kloss Into A Young Lauren Bacall for Christian Dior

Seventeen-year-old Karlie Kloss was the most photographed model in American Vogue last year and the 5'11" beauty continues her model takeover in John Galliano's Christian Dior spring ad campaign.

Speaking of the advertising photo shoot in today's WWD, Galliano gushes, "“Karlie Kloss smoldered with the same intensity and wide-eyed look as a young Lauren Bacall. I love the smoky, sophisticated atmosphere of the image. This feels very right for now — escapist and sensual. . . You can start a whole script just by staring into her eyes.” The campaign, like the spring 2010 Dior show in Pairs last October, was inspired by “shadowy film noir cinema” and photographed by Steven Meisel to introduce “modern-day billboard siren.”

In other Dior news, Marion Cotillard will appear in her second short film for the design house—a music video called "Lady Rouge"—making its web debut on January 14. With music and lyrics by Fraz Ferdinand, Cotillard plays a New York City working girl who transforms into a jazz signer after dark.

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