Gucci Ready-to-Wear Fall 2012

Silk dress with green flower at bottom

Fur Coat

Yet again Gucci has brought out another collection that will be seen throughout the fashion world. Whether it is on a celebrity, in a magazine or at an award show, these dark prints and fabulous embellishments are sure to be seen in no time. It was an amazing collection, with so much you could wear from boots, pants, tops, dresses and jackets.

Ever since Frida Ginani took over as creative director, every season has been consistent in wowing and being even more amazing than the last. This season she brought out the dark fabrics and continued with the embellishments that have been so on trend lately.  She also used such opulent velvets of green and maroon, while also using furs. Some would think it would be too heavy but the clothes seemed not to wear you down but glam you up. And these materials followed through to the bags, showing velvet flower accents and brocade leathers of midnight blue and dark red. The collection showed a sense of romantics while also being dark and mysterious. Some said it was as if you walked out of scar face.

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Dirty Nature

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You have probably seen his work without knowing who created it. Terry Richardson is creeping to the top of the photography field with his provocative and sexually-driven style of photography.

At the beginning of his career, Richardson simply came to the set with a disposable camera. People would ask him “where is all of your equipment?” and he would simply show them his camera. His photographs can easily be identified by his technique of over exposure and sexualized subject matter and there aren’t many publications that don’t contain his work.

Richardson is becoming very famous and his work can be found almost everywhere today, from Harper’s Bazaar to GQ.  His portraits of celebrities shock and surprise the viewer.  He puts his subjects in the most interesting, and often sexual, settings.

For an example, take his latest campaign, photos of Lady GaGa shot for Supreme Magazine. Lady GaGa is by no means a saint, but the photos by Richardson make her seem like a dirty creature from the street corner. Wearing only a white shirt, completely drenched from head to toe with her breasts totally visible through the shirt, these sexually charged photos really catch your eye!  Today’s society is all too familiar with sex in advertising, facilitated, no doubt, by Richardson. It has taken time for his work to be accepted because of his style, but he is quickly becoming a household name.

His unique style can be seen in all his works, most of his subjects being shirtless or nearly nude.  His photographs of famous designer Marc Jacobs are of him shirtless; actress Amy Adams in lingerie posing in heels; and even himself, completely nude! His fashion photography is known the world over.  Not all of his work is over sexualized, in his recent  shoot of Courtney Cox for Harper’s Bazaar, he just used his overexposure technique.  This is one aspect which sets him apart from other photographers.

Richardson does countless shoots for virtually every magazine out there and he is being embraced with open arms. He wines and dines with famous celebrities and seems to be chums with everyone he encounters.