Amazing shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for GUCCI Fall/Winter 2013/14 ad campaign featuring Abbey Lee Kershaw.
GUCCI F/W 2013/14 - A harder, darker, more eroticized approach to fashion that, under the creative direction of a glowingly gorgeous Frida Giannini, involves the likes of high-necked python tees under curvaceous jackets; super-covered-up dresses that could have gone demure but decided bad was better; and a ton, and I mean a ton of leather: sometimes given a craquelure surface treatment, other times as gleaming ponyskin and richly colored astrakhan, all used for soft-shouldered, nip-waisted suits and coats whose shape was controlled by an intricacy of seams that ran around and over the body. To go with all this, accessories were kept strictly understated long snakeskin boots that hugged the legs, structured bags that carried no other adornment than their jet-black bamboo handles and archival luggage–lock fastenings.
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"As it turns out, Giannini was thinking about another sexual provocateur for her collection Allen Jones, the 1960s British artist who took hard-core fetishism from behind closed doors to the gallery floor. If Jones’s work had a disturbing distance, encouraging a voyeuristic gaze, then Gucci was rather warmer, in no small part, it has to be said, because of the flashes of exuberance that Giannini brought to bear on the proceedings."