Mariacarla's shot is magnificent. This photo alone is enough for this campaign to be an unforgettable one!
It has everything in it that fashion has been missing the last several years - personality, innocence, soul and love. Fashion should always be about WHO is wearing it. We've lost that important fact in this age of street style and blogging stars who pile on every IT item humanly possible to hide the fact that, on the whole, they're dull, uninteresting and sad people. All I see here is a proud, radiant mother holding her newborn and photographed in such a way that there is nothing gimmicky or objectified about it. It all looks so natural and so genuine!
I agree with you that the picture is very powerful. Mariacarla does look amazing..her gaze is powerful and...so stoic. It's reminiscent of Raphael's Madonna and Christ.
I'm not sure whether or not I like the baby (in the picture), part of me feels like it detracts. But that's because for me it has this sort of strange presence that brings me to the large babies in Renaissance paintings (sooo creepy). That's my own subjective interpretation of the image..i still think it's strong. Though i'd beg to differ on the 'so natural and so genuine' part, if the rest are as sublime there may be some hope! Because the first few menswear shots are sooooo borinnnn'.
Well yeah, it's a beautiful shot of her and her baby but please, ditch MCB. I'm just SOOO tired seeing her in every Givenchy campaign. Looking forward to seeing Kate's shots. But so far, this campaign is boring...