Since 2017, we have been forever indebted to Marta Ortega Pérez, chair of Inditex, who has blessed us with Steven Meisel as Zara’s campaign photographer for the brand’s main womenswear fashion advertising campaigns. Season after season, campaign after campaign, the partnership has been a joy to witness and here at theFashionSpot we are always sat in anticipation as to what’s next.
Seven years later and the bond between Zara and Meisel remains as strong as ever, with the masterful American photographer having now collaborated on a whole entire collection with the Spanish retailer, titled ‘Steven Meisel New York’ which will be available for purchase on Zara’s website September 18.
For the accompanying advertising campaign, Meisel called upon his muses from past and present, including Irina Shayk, Lexi Boling, Ash Stymest, Amber Valletta, Eva Herzigova, Kit Butler, Liya Kebede, Angelina Kendall, Alton Mason, Kaia Gerber, Avanti Nagrath, Leon Dame, Sora Choi, Scott Barnhill, Loulou Westlake, Jackson Jarrell, Alberth Johnson, Gigi Hadid, Elio Berenett, Wali Deutsch, Gendai Funato, Akbar Shamji, Penelope Tree, Gray Eberley, Nyawurh Chuol and Linda Evangelista. The impressive lineup of A-list talent of course don pieces from the upcoming collection, posing in Meisel’s photographic studio and captured in black and white.
Unsurprisingly, members of our forums were left in complete awe. “It looks like a long Vogue Italia editorial, and I love it! Brings me back to the great times of fashion magazines. The cast is superb,” raved ivano.
“The images are FAB! Meisel’s work for Zara has never missed once,” enthused fenty.
“No one does portraits like him. He really brings out the best in whoever he photographs,” wrote GivenchyHomme.
Vogue28 was also in awe, commenting: “All of this is enough to make me go weak at the knees, it’s all just so heavenly and divine. It goes without saying that Steven Meisel is a master at his craft, an absolute gift to us all. The whole entire cast here look utterly sensational, so lovely to see the likes of Linda, Amber, Eva, Penelope… I could go on and on. OBSESSED!”
“Perfectly executed and divine! The sheer size of this portfolio is utterly impressive! I am blown away by the portraits, which I find absolutely incredible. The images could definitely be compiled into a sublime issue of Vogue Italia some eight years ago,” noted aracic.
See more from the mammoth Zara x Steven Meisel advertising campaign and join the standing ovation, here.