Thursday, October 18, 2007


"The most unforgettable women in the world wear REVLON" ad campaign from Revlon during the 80's still stands as one of my favorite campaigns ever. They brought together the world's top models and entertainers and cast them as ultra glamorous beauty icons. One of my faves was this one of Ms. Oprah Winfrey. This was shot around 1988 when Ms. O famously lost 67 lbs. on a liquid diet and subsequently, to show off her new bod, wheeled 67 lbs. of fat out onto her stage. She counts this as one of the biggest mistakes of her career. She also says that these pics were altered in no way, but to me, it always looked like the heads were superimposed onto the bodies. In any case, the dramatic spiderlady-meets-Twyla Tharp imagery is forever emblazoned in my head.


Deep Fried said...

Man, this was one of my favorite ad campaigns and the Oprah shots take the cake. They always looked a little suspicious to me, too. Kinda like a 1908s version of a Bratz doll.

Aaron said...

I just love it - it is all at once scary, funny and fabulous.