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Fab Ad: Vera Wang Fall/Winter 2007

Vera's Fall collection got me in the Cold Mountain mindset, what with the babushka-inspired head coverings and the Romanov-worthy decadence, but these ads really take me there. All the way to the land of Dr. Zhivago, that vast expanse that we call Russia, romanticized with plenty of embroidery, furs, ornamentation, and the requisite endless amounts of snow...and vodka!

Fittingly, Yana Karpova, the model who fronts the campaign, has roots in the Eastern bloc. Although her facial expressions aren't the best, and the eye makeup is a tad severe, the ads are definitely catching, very dramatic. What do you all think?


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veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
like it
zc zc 9 years
dont like them, theyre too busy
james-bond-girl james-bond-girl 9 years
Love these.
jadoremondieu jadoremondieu 9 years
i don't feel too strongly either way about the styling of the ad itself, but i definitely agree with the (lack of) expression on Karpova's face. I wonder if it was deliberate or whether it's just her.
jen22 jen22 9 years
The makeup is too much, but I love the clothes.
loveme11 loveme11 9 years
i love the russian theme, and they did a great job with it here
quiss quiss 9 years
Hmmm, and we have the new Russian nail colors (from Opi, was it?). Looks like this will be an interesting season.
beleza beleza 9 years
The ads looks gorgeous!
sweetheart_450 sweetheart_450 9 years
I really like them!! Both the photos and the clothes are fantastic!
mommie mommie 9 years
they are interesting but I'm having trouble with the eyebrows.
marley11 marley11 9 years
wow so romanticly cold. beautiful.
JBlondie JBlondie 9 years
The eyebrows are scary! They look like they could come alive on her forehead!
imahoopie imahoopie 9 years
I love these ads. They are very beautiful.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
So chic and rich! Love it!
Hellena25 Hellena25 9 years
I like it...I like the "richness" of it all: the textural fabrics, the jeweled and appliqued outerwear, the dark, almost inky hair color it's like an oil painting vs. a watercolor.....but for me it's strictly eye candy...I live in Florida, and i haven't even bought a sweater in 4 years...
tati33 tati33 9 years
I like them..they are catchy!
AlliJean AlliJean 9 years
Love the look, but Yana bores me in these pics.
MrsSchmitt MrsSchmitt 9 years
I love these! I think the ads are beautiful.
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
I love everything about the photos except her eyebrows - they're scaring me.
tonyalee tonyalee 9 years
I'm not big on the first clothes or photograph wise, i really like the second though more delicate and less to look at
jmast jmast 9 years
I actually like the clothes and the photographs...I like it
redegg redegg 9 years
Fantastic photos!!!!!!!!!!!!
theboyslover theboyslover 9 years
i love vera. ads are always extreme. u wouldn't catch anyone walking around like that off the runway.
fashiontoronto fashiontoronto 9 years
The clothes are beautiful, as is the photography and the set design. I could do without the heavy black eyes on Karpova, but this by no means ruins the shot for me. P.S. I do not even want to think about winter yet! :( Though if I had one of these gorgeous Wang coats to wear out in the snow this year I don't think I'd complain quite as much...
Weremuffin Weremuffin 9 years
It's eye candy in the sense of a fashion ad, but the eye makeup is really what brings it to the "severe" point. It doesn't look neatly done and creates a lovely caterpillar brow. Leaning towards drag-queeny.
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