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Aaron Johnson for Prada

While my grounds for pride aren't exactly credible (we've been mentally dating for the past four years), I still felt a wave of immense pride for Aaron Johnson when I opened up a relatively recent issue of Vogue and found him staring in their SS13 campaign. 

The images below and above are all a part of a new concept of advertising for Prada which features both emerging and established thespians donning their best Prada pieces. In preceding seasons we have seen the likes of Gary Oldman, Garrett Headlund, and Adrien Brody taking over for the usual crop of male models in the label's immaculately tailored clothing.

My love of all things Aaron Johnson aside, what stands out to me about these pictures (all shot by David Sims in London) is the way the dramatic lighting works to get the most out of the Savile Row -esq tailoring and sharp silhouettes. Surely it wasn't an easy feat to strike that balance of focuses- should we be looking at the personality or the garments themselves?- yet everything seemed to come together seamlessly to create these timeless looks. It appears almost effortless... much like the appeal of Aaron's brooding, British boyishness (in contrast to his actual life as a 23-year-old father of two/trophy husband. Not that I'm bitter or anything...) 

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Caroline Mason: 21. Native New Yorker (and one time North Carolinian). Assistant to Derek Blasberg. Just a girl who is OCD about all things fashion, drinks way too much coffee, and has an affinity for late night talk shows and travel books. FIT class of 2016. Previously with Karla Otto PR, Lori Goldstein and Lester Garcia.

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