For a spread in March's W magazine, photographers Mert Alas and Max Piggott took pictures of some people who are famous in real life and therefore famous on social media naked in bed. The shoot was called "Pillow Tweets" and was styled by Edward Enninful.
The Internet loves a good game of This Thing Looks Like That Thing. Today's players? Vogue Paris, Vogue Italia, Emmanuelle Alt, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, and Steven Meisel. The charge is that Alt, the recently-installed editor of Vogue Paris, ripped off her latest cover editorial from a 1989 Linda Evangelista …
Julianne Moore, nude,
in the spring Bulgari campaign in a 2004 W story about Moore shot by Michael Thompson. The Bulgari campaign, which is still forthcoming, is the work of Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. [LOVE]
It's back to the
future indeterminate past this season at Vogue. The page-count is vintage 1991, the styling is vintage 40s, but the direct inspiration for most of the fashion spreads is...somewhat more recent. Let's trace the anxiety of influence!