Lucinda Rose Constable • 4 August 2012

Gucci brings glam back to the season with its AW2012 campaign shot by power duo Mert & Marcus. The reflective backdrop shows off opulent animal skins and deep crimson leaves and petals. Velvet jade and blue pop against the red, creating the kind of setting that wouldn’t be out of place in a Russian palace.

Karmen Pedaru and Nadja Bender are back for winter, proving that Frida Giannini is extremely loyal with her model counterparts. We do miss a bit of Natasha Poly in our Gucci campaigns though. Do you think this is a great campaign for Gucci, or almost tacky in its ‘luxer than life’ approach? Log into Facebook and comment below.

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