Best Beauty Ad Campaigns of Fall 2021

The Best Beauty Ad Campaigns of the Fall 2021 season as chosen by Kenneth Richard

While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, there are certainly better and worse ways to create a beauty ad campaign. It’s easy for big brands to cast conventionally beautiful people, but it’s much more of a challenge to create a visual and narrative world around them that can actually pull us in and find genuine personality and meaning behind physical beauty.

This season, beauty was in the nose of the beholder as well – strong fragrance campaigns lead our list. From the floral power pop of Gucci’s Flora campaign (which introduced us to anime Miley Cyrus) to an intense performance from the hunky Adam Driver that anchored Burberry’s Hero campaign, these campaigns impressed us with the imaginativeness that accompanied their visual strength.

The film for Le Snob’s collaboration with Rosine Perfume rose above a typical fragrance campaign through the cohesion and strength of its imagery and the sharp yet subtle focus of its narrative. The creative team was smart to use the platform and typical approach of a fragrance campaign as a launchpad for a deeper exploration of emotional narrative and visual storytelling.

Here are The Impression’s picks for the Top Beauty Campaigns of Fall 2021 as selected by our Chief Impressionist, Kenneth Richard.

Burberry ‘Hero’

Burberry Creative Director | Riccardo Tisci
Director | Jonathan Glazer
Production | Academy Films
Photographer | Mario Sorrenti
Still Photographer | Benjamin Pexton
Talent | Adam Driver, FKA twigs
Visual Effects | One of Us
Stylist | Kamran Rajput
Location | Tenerife, Spain

Chanel Holiday

Chanel Creative Director | Virginie Viard
Model | Vittoria Ceretti

Gucci ‘Flora’

Gucci Creative Director | Alessandro Michele
Agency | Simonds ltd.
Creative Director | Christopher Simmonds
Photographer/Director | Petra Collins
Talent | Miley Cyrus
Stylist | Jonathan Kaye
Hair | Paul Hanlon
Makeup | Thomas De KluyverMusic: ‘Delicious’ 
Written by Jacqueline Blake (PRS), Caroline Askew (PRS), Conall Ronan Fitzpatrick (PRS) 
Published by Wixen Music UK Ltd (PRS) 
Produced by Omer Fedi & Blake Slatkin 
Performed by Miley Cyrus

LeSnob X Rosine Perfume ‘Avant Garden’

Artistic Direction | The Style Council Paris
Director | Masha Vasyukova
Stylist | B. Åkerlund
Hair | Andre Cueto Saavedra
Makeup | Thomas Lorenz
Location | Jardin dus Palais-Royale

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham Creative Director | Victoria Beckham
Photographer | Enrique Badulescu
Models | Marlee Bell, Mili Piñeiro, Nour Garay, and Tanya Kizko 
Stylist | Michelle Cameron
Hair | Ward Stegerhoek
Makeup | Francelle Daly & Jeanine Lobell