Oh the horror! Audrey and The Gap

So, have you seen that new commercial using Audrey Hepburn to promote The Gap? The theme of the commercial is 'The return of the skinny black pant' and they use film footage of Audrey from Funny Face where she is wearing skinny black pants and dancing in the beatnik club. Oh, and they have her dancing to AC-DC's 'Back in Black' get it? Yes it is as horrible as it sounds.
I don't really like it when advertisers use film footage of dead celebrities to hock stuff. A still image is one thing, but to see the person moving and talking like they are alive just seems wrong. If I were a dead celebrity, I'd be pretty mad if they used film of me to hock stuff.
But, if advertisers are going to do it, they should at least do it well, make it interesting and entertaining and somehow respective and relevant to the celebrity's image. PS, I do like AC-DC.

Project Runway. I just saw the episode last night. They're losing me. At this point I don't care what happens between now and the end, as long as Michael wins it all.
Let me bitch a little though. Of all of the outed designers that they could have brought back to give a second chance - Vincent & Angela! They are the least deserving of another chance to make it to the final 3. They were brought back because they had won previous competitions. This is proof that they threw that win to Vincent for the 'Everyday Woman' challenge. They knew he needed a win to be brought back for this episode, so they gave him a win. I loved it when Laura told Angela that it was unfair for her to be brought back, because Angela's win was a team effort and she really only won because of Laura & Michael's work on the outfit, which was totally true. They also kept her from putting her wacky granny circles on the behind of that winning outfit.

If PR really wanted to shake up the competition, and possibly change the final 3, they should have brought back someone with talent, like Alison. Of course V & A were booted right back out again because 3 people got the boot this week, including Sunshine Kayne. I was sad to see him go, but it was time. He still walks away a winner though, because he won the Miss Universe gown competition, which will be a great promotion for his pagaent gown shop.

I'm glad that Laura got a win this week, and man is her belly getting big fast! I'd like to see her in the final 3, but Michael has to win. Uli has lost me, because I am finally, like alot of other people, tired of seeing basically the same dress. She is great with prints though. Jeff, Hot Topic, 1980s. Can he do anything else? Their show is this morning at Olympic Fashion Week, so is past Winner Jay McCarroll. I'll be checking out the site to sneak a peek at their shows.

***Update & Possible Spoilers! I just peeked at the PR photos from Getty - From what I can see in the photos, I think that I prefer Uli and Laura's collections! Jeffrey did better than I thought although I don't like those dresses with the hems that are shorter in the back. He had a few cute dresses, one looked like something Uli could have made. I do still like Michael, and I'm thinking he should still win because he is talented and pretty consistant.
OK, here is my guess on who the final 3 are, I could be wrong, but Uli, Michael and Jeffrey had swimsuits in their collections and Laura did not. Could it be that the final 3 had to create a last minute swimsuit for their collections? Last year's final 3 almost had nevous breakdowns when they were told that they had to create another outfit for the show. Maybe a swimsuit was the final challenge for the final 3. But then again, Michael had 2 swimsuits in his show, so my guess could be wrong.


Karen said...

I just had to say that I love that GAP commercial... I love the way they started with the film clip and then took the image away and just show her dancing, and to AC/DC at that - it's great! :)

miss vintage love said...

In regards to the GAP commercial - I think its an insult that they use Audrey Hepburn to promote their cookie cutter clothing label. How pathetic. They'll use anything to try and sell their boring crap. Audrey was about class & elegance, and you know theres no way she would have shopped at the GAP.

Anonymous said...

I DESPISE that commercial...if you saw the original movie, her character was all about individuality and being a free spirit, and now she's being used to promote what the previous commenter called 'cookie cutter crap.' Too true!

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