You may recall that the fall runways looked something like this: fur coat, fur mittens, fur collar, unrecognizable fur thing, more fur. So it's no surprise that the season's ads take a similar direction, with models draped in soft pelts and little else. Kate Moss alone has already appeared in several: Less than 24 hours after she was photographed (along with her body double) parading around a Stuart Weitzman fashion set in fuzzy gray outerwear, her new Versace campaign — which shows her in the label's spectacularly ostentatious bumblebee coat — came out today.
Versace's black and yellow furs were some of the season's most extraordinary, which is saying a lot, considering Alexander Wang's outrageous mittens and Altuzarra's fascinating skunk coat. Part zebra, part hornet, part taxi cab, and part goodness knows what, this fur apparently merited Kate getting a brunette dye job. Donatella described it thus to Elle:
[The] Versace campaign for Autumn/Winter 2013 is stripped back to the raw power of the clothes and models ... There's no set, no distraction, just the provocation, glamour and attitude of our fashion.
Raw power, indeed. Hopefully some lucky body double got to take it out for a spin, too.