A subtle and intimate moment in time is captured in Steven Meisel’s most recent
campaign for Prada. Starring model of the moment Lexi Bolling in the latest
collection, cradling the Prada Double bag and new original styles, the images are a
personal study of femininity and luxury.
Each posture is as relaxed as the supple leather of the bags themselves, captured in
full-length shots and confidential close ups that focus the gaze on the sensual
combination of skin and leather.
The bags, in shades of white, caramel, sand, yellow and red, rest on Lexi’s lap like an
extension of herself, moulding themselves to her, casually falling open to reveal a
colorful contrasting lining or luxurious interior detail.
The collection, shown threaded through the men’s collection in January, is like a
second skin on the model’s gamine silhouette, featuring coats and jackets with contrast
trim, leather skirts, sheer blouses and an elegant colored neck scarf.
Natural light from the tall windows floods the background, illuminating Lexi in a halo
of white. Her gaze is confident but quiet, steady but alluring, a window into the
mystery of her inner worlds. Walls panelled in soft dove grey and a simple chair
provide the only backdrop, conveying a deceptively simple and understated luxury.
The effect is a fleeting moment of intimacy and illusion, distilled forever in time and