Melbourne 03/18/09. Photos by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images.
>> Ryan McGinley may have just earned a starring role in the Fall 2008 Gap campaign, but it's a set of ads he photographed that is wagging tongues right now.
The campaign is for Wrangler, and captures girls and guys wearing nothing but jeans, acting one with nature under the theme "We Are Animals." So far, it sounds pretty textbook McGinley — unclothed young things, cavorting around fields and streams — but the issue comes from two specific images, which to some suggest "highly disturbing" "murdered corpses."
Seems Ryan is well on his way to being the more-in-tune-with-nature version of Terry Richardson. In fact, considering that this campaign is running in France, don't be surpised if it garners him a Vogue Paris editorial or two — this pushing of the envelope seems right up Carine's alley.
What to wear when you don't want to wear full-on long jeans but it's too chilly to wear a skirt? I am a longtime fan of cropped jeans, they are fabulous for several reasons:
- They have a retro-flair
- They show off your shoes!
- They are casual chic and go with a plethora of tops
- They are sassy!
If that's not enough reason for you to attempt to wear these functional cuties I give up! Oh, and for those who are going to claim they are too short to wear cropped jeans - use SJP as your guide and just throw on a hot pair of heels (Roger Vivier or not!).