Review of Fendi Baguette 25th Anniversary 2022 Ad Campaign by Creative Directors Ronnie Cooke-Newhouse and Karl Bolander with Photographer Steven Meisel with Model Linda Evangelista
Continuing the 25th-anniversary celebration of the Baguette bag, Fendi follows up its special runway show with a bold and bright new campaign. Iconic supermodel Linda Evangelista, whose presence in the show marked a return to the runway, is captured by photographer Steven Meisel.
Meisel captures the star in vibrant portraits that emphasize the glitter and pop-art pizzazz of the special-edition Baguettes. An accompanying short film infuses the imagery with music and snappy editing, and celebrates the big birthday as Evangelista blows out a cake with 25 candles.
The late-90s revival continues to grow bigger and bigger, and the coincidences around the Baguette seem to mean that this partnership was meant to be: 1997, the year the Baguette debuted, was also the year that the book Sex and the City – the show that introduced the bag to millions – was published, as well as the year Evangelista graced the cover of Vogue. But while the campaign may look fondly backwards at this heyday, it still has plenty of youthful and vibrant energy to go around.
Artistic Director of Fendi Couture and Womenswear | Kim Jones Artistic Director of Fendi Accessories and Menswear | Silvia Venturini Fendi Artistic Director of Fendi Jewelry | Delfina Delettrez Creative Directors | Ronnie Cooke-Newhouse and Karl Bolander Photographer | Steven Meisel Model | Linda Evangelista Stylist | Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele Hair | Guido Palau Makeup | Pat McGrath Casting Director | Shelley Durkan Set Designer | Mary Howard
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