Category Archives: Steven Meisel

Madonna @ Louis Vuitton Campaign – Video

The Marie Claire UK publication released the behind-the-scene video from photographer Steven Meisel’s Louis Vuitton’s Spring & Summer 2009 ad shoot with Madonna and designer Marc Jacbos @ Figaro restaurant on North Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles. The campaign prints hit magazines on newsstands next month.

Madonna is repped by Bryan Lourd and Rick Hess @ Creative Artists Agency (CAA).

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Madonna @ Louis Vuitton Campaign

In Parisian atmospheric setting, Steven Meisel shoots Madonna for Louis Vuitton’s upcoming advertising campaign. The 6-pictures Madonna prints will hit magazines on newsstands in February 2009. The smoky French bistro setting shoot with sepia-toned images evoking a Brassai atmosphere was shot at Figaro restaurant on North Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles.

Louis Vuitton’s Creative Director’s Marc Jacobs was inspire by Madonna’s Paris Concert: I just blurted out, I think we should do Madonna. I was totally just blown away by it, and moved by her performance, by what she had to say, and her energy.

As cliché as they are, I love all these French reference.

I still feel it looks like beautiful, gorgeous Madonna. Excepting the references and excepting the clichés, this still feels very today. And it didn’t feel so much like a fashion shoot, it feels like portraits.


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Madonna is repped by Bryan Lourd and Rick Hess @ Creative Artists Agency (CAA). You can read the full article @ WWD.com.

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Kate Winslet Humps Vanity Fair

Kate Winslet stars in directors Stephen Daldry’s The Reader and Sam Mendes’ The Revolutionary Road and promotes the two Oscar juggernauts by gracing the cover and pages of Vanity Fair. The issue shot by Steven Meisel hits newsstand on Tuesday, November 11.


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On Revolutionary Road co-star Leonardo DiCarprio: Leo and I were always aware that if we were going to do something together again that there would be a sense of expectation. It was going to have to be the right thing. We could see ourselves playing that married couple. The friendship that we have and the solidity of that was something we would be able to use. Leo and I, you know, are sort of kindred spirits—we’re cut from the same cloth.

On her fashion: I often look at women who wear great jeans and high heels and nice little T-shirts wandering around the city and I think, I should make more of an effort. … But then I think, they can’t be happy in those heels.

On body issue: This is going to sound really weird, but I never had a desire to be famous. I never had huge ambitions – never. I was fat. I didn’t know any fat famous actresses. I just did not see myself in that world at all, and I’m being very sincere. You know, once a fat kid, always a fat kid. Because you always think that you just look a little bit wrong or a little bit different from everyone else.

To read more on Kate, visit Vanity Fair. Kate Winslet is repped by Hylda Queally @ Creative Artists Agency (CAA).

The Reader: When he falls ill on his way home from school, 15 year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. The two begin an unexpected and passionate affair only for Hanna to suddenly and inexplicably disappear. Eight years later, Michael, now a young law student observing Nazi war trials, meets his former lover again, under very different circumstances. Hanna is on trial for a hideous crime, and as she refuses to defend herself, Michael gradually realizes his boyhood love may be guarding a secret she considers to be more shameful than murder.

Revolutionary Road: The story of a young couple trying to find fulfillment in an age of conformity. Trapped in a world of encoded convention, they dream without faith, as lies and self-deceptions build to explosive consequences.

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Madonna Re-Humps Vanity Fair (Green)

Madonna’s excerpts from her Vanity Fair interview and London’s The Times‘ James Christopher review of her feature film, Filth and Wisdom

On the birth of her daughter Lourdes putting Madonna on the road that ended in Malawi: If you have children, you know you’re responsible for somebody, she explained. You realize you are being imitated; your belief systems and priorities have a direct influence on these children, who are like flowers in a garden. So you start to second-guess everything you value, and the suffering of other children becomes much more intolerable.

James Christopher of London’s The Times positive review of Filth and Wisdom: Her film has an artistic ambition that has simply bypassed her husband, the film director Guy Ritchie. She captures that wonderfully accidental nature of luck when people’s lives intersect for a whole swathe of unlikely but cherishable reasons. Altmanesque would be stretching the compliment too far, but Filth and Wisdom shows Madonna has real potential as a director.


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A narration excerpt from Madonna’s I Am Because We Are – 90 minutes Malawi documentary: People always ask me why I chose Malawi. And I tell them, I didn’t. It chose me. I got a phone call from a woman named Victoria Keelan. She was born and raised in Malawi. She told me that there were over one million children orphaned by aids. She said there weren’t enough orphanages. And that the children were everywhere. Living on the streets. Sleeping under bridges. Hiding in abandoned buildings. Being abducted, kidnapped, raped. She said it was a state of emergency. She sounded exhausted and on the verge of tears. I asked her how I could help. She said, You’re a person with resources. People pay attention to what you say and do. I felt embarrassed. I told her I didn’t know where Malawi was. She told me to look it up on a map, and then she hung up on me. I decided to investigate, and I ended up finding out much more than I bargained for, about Malawi, about myself, about humanity.

Madonna’s Hard Candy will be available on Tuesday April 29, and you can pre-order it now on ITunes.


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Drew Barrymore Humps Vogue

Steven Meisel shoots Drew Barrymore for the cover and pages of Vogue March issue. Ms. Barrymore has three upcoming films: He’s Just Not That Into You, South of the Border and Grey Gardens.