As if Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz wasn’t already the cutest little round man in fashion, Elbaz just performed what amounts to a major fashion coup. Elbaz cast real actual people in his Winter 2012 fashion ads. Contracting photographer Steven Meisel, Elbaz’s collection features real folks, flaws and all.
Explained Elbaz to Women’s Wear Daily, “I was interested to bring these clothes back to the street somehow, and seeing how they look on different ages, different sizes. It felt like a crazy family, and I like that.” Elbaz hand-picked the participants, which included former Apollo show girl Jacqueline Murdock. At 82, she’s the project’s oldest participant.
What do you think of the shots? Do you prefer real models or real people?