When I first heard that Victoria's Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whitely was set to appear in Burberry's Fall 2010 ad campaign, I was a bit incredulous.
I mean, aside from the posh-sounding, hyphenated last name, her pouty-lipped good looks didn't quite seem to fit in with the normal, pasty twinks (and twinkettes) that the British label usually opts for in their advertising campaigns...
Well, apparently the Burberry-Brains were also quite aware of this discrepancy, and found a (rather ingenious) solution to the problem:
"Book another model... One who possesses both paste-appeal and a pout that could shame a trout."
As a result, the shots totally work.
(The model-in-question is standing next to Rosie in the first image, second from left in the next.)
His and her twin-poutiness totally bridge the aesthetic gap between the models, making the groups seem more... cohesive.
That is, of course, if you believe that only people who look alike should be allowed to assosciate with one another.
(Which: Duh. This is fashion.)
And, somewhat hilariously, the shots where our Lord Huntington-Whitely is not present?
"Umm... we don't really know her. She's a friend of a friend."
... Aaand, this concludes our latest edition of:
"Overthinking Fashion Editorial With No Real Reason or Reward."
See you next time!