On Friday the entry posted on this page about a certain Citizen K International Summer 2011 magazine cover by Grégory Derkenne that featured amongst other things a campy pink background, an Eli Saab Couture embroidered lace veil, and… The 67×90 pixel thumbnail that accompanied the posted link on the Ford Models Facebook certainly divided opinion ranging from 100+ resoundingly positive comments and likes on one side to sort of Terms of Service brinksmanship practiced by the company founded by celebrated women’s rights champion and Facemash creator Mark Zuckerberg. “Content that you shared on Facebook has been removed because it violated Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities,” screeched the warning. “Shares that contain nudity, pornography, or graphic sexual content, are not permitted on Facebook.” With that established I thought it only reasonable to present another side of the Citizen K issue, one less liable to prompt the sort of sanctimonious outrage by Facebook and some of its users. I therefore call attention to the editorial by photographer Harley Weir that features Ford Men’s Harry Goodwins.
Titled “Vague à l’Âme” or “melancholy” en français, this Jérôme André-styled story takes an uncontroversial approach to their routine fall 2011 menswear preview. The face of the Zegna Sport F/W 2011 campaign enters the story wearing a classic look by Yves Saint Laurent consisting of blue coat made of wool and cashmere, white wool turtleneck, burgundy wool gabardine trousers, and brown soled boots — Stefano Pilati incarnate in other words! Elsewhere in the story Harry is seen wearing looks by Marni, Lanvin, and Ralph Lauren. This editorial is a fine take on the coming menswear season and one which is unlikely to prompt the sort of opprobrium heaped upon Friday’s solitary entry on this page. The only criticism, I suppose, that would be warranted is that this Citizen K story doesn’t feature enough portraits of Harry Goodwins. Now try that outrage on for size, will ye!
Credits include: Publication, Citizen K International Summer 2011; Title, “Vague à l’Âme”; Photography, Harley Weir; Creative direction, Kappauf; Styling, Jérôme André; Hair, Aimee Robinson; Makeup, Lorraine Griffin.