Trust the fashion world to annoy me.
A rogue click on this image on the Tor Books blog had me thinking that we would be receiving a big-budget Steampunk flick with Gary Oldman, Willem Dafoe, Jamie Bell and Garrett Hedlund doing their best, pseudo-Victorian poses on the big screen.
Alas, we are denied.
This is part of fashion house Prada‘s new Menswear campaign for the Autumn, which is taking serious stylistic cues from all things Steamy, Punky and ever so slightly nerdy. It has to be said that it is the latter thing which annoys me the most, as high fashion tends to eschew the geeky in preference to perpetrating the pursuit of glacial cool above all else, which is perhaps the least interesting thing that I can conceive of. The eternal pursuit of cool = the absolute pursuit of humourless self-defeat, mark my aphorisms.
That said, this shot of Jamie Bell and Gary Oldman makes me yearn for some high-end, next-gen, Bizarro World incarnation of hyper-nerdy PC real-time strategy game, “Command and Conquer“, with these fine thesps hamming it up in a Steampunk World War scenario. Make it so, current “C & C” devs!
- Jamie Bell, Willem Dafoe, Garrett Hedlund, and Gary Oldman Suit Up for Prada (fastcocreate.com)
- Prada’s Fall 2012 Steampunk Flair (awesome-robo.com)
- Gary Oldman Alert! Prada Menswear Goes Steampunk for Fall [PICS] (geeksaresexy.net)