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Steven Meisel Shoots an All-Star Cast for Fendace’s Pre-Fall 2022 Campaign

If you’re like us, you’ve no doubt been fawning over every last detail of the Versace x Fendi collaboration, which Donatella Versace and Kim Jones unveiled during Milan Fashion Week back in September. The wait for the highly-anticipated advertising campaign to accompany the marvelous Fendace collection is finally over and true to speculation, Steven Meisel was commissioned to capture this iconic collab. The Pre-Fall 2022 ads feature an impressive lineup of models: Anok Yai, Adut Akech, Naomi Campbell, Imaan Hammam, Amar Akway, Lina Zhang, Anja Rubik and Kristen McMenamy.

Fendace Pre-Fall 2022 by Steven Meisel


The end result failed to excite most of our forum members, however. “Looks like H&M or something. Steven waste-of-money Meisel,” said MagFan.

Versace for H&M part two,” echoed DK92.

“They look overly Photoshopped and kind of CGI. This is not good,” critiqued Scotty.

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“Wow, this looks horrible! Feels like Skims by Meisel. Same level of cheapness. Absolutely tragic,” proclaimed thiago:).

“It just looks like a glorified backstage shoot…it’s even more depressing that this is what we’ve come to in terms of visual art,” stated GERGIN.

“Hideous, the clothes seriously look like 10-dollar knockoffs you would find on a street corner in Los Angeles. The photography looks perfect for the windows of a tacky hair salon nearby,” voiced YohjiAddict.

“What a letdown…” added guimon.

But not everyone agreed. “This may not be the most brilliant or visually stunning campaign Meisel’s ever done, but I absolutely love it and I’ll always show support for Meisel! Great casting…” approved aracic.

Fendace Pre-Fall 2022 by Steven Meisel


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