cara delevingne x dkny: tribute to nyc.

Jul 10, 2013

Yellow taxis, the beaming lights of Times Square, an American flag, sparkling traffic lights, a cup of coffee, a skateboard and dozens of people in the background: all elements of a setting that could only be described with three words – New York City. In DKNY's Fall 2013 campaign, the brand which is synonymous with the electric vibe of the greatest city on earth, found yet another way to capture New York's magic. Any campaign or editorial shot in the city would hold some sort of beauty, but DKNY takes its campaign a step further by placing the it-girl of the moment, Cara Delevingne in its photographs. Cara's unstoppable charm has won the attention of pretty much everyone, from fashion editors to fashion-obsessed fans. London's most-loved model at this time is a perfect fit for the campaign, and blends into a New York City lifestyle effortlessly, throughout the photographs. So, with the power of Cara and the charisma of New York, DKNY concocted their Fall 2013 campaign in the best way they could have. Add in seriously covetable clothing – from artistic, edgy designs that reflect the city's desirable art scene to elegant wear appropriate for the corporate princess, DKNY had the fashion covered. Glossy maroon handbags, sleek black pumps, and a color palette of apple-red, neutral brown and primary blue added to the ambiance. In terms of setting, taxi cabs dominated the photos, which was something I truly appreciated. From a New-Yorker's perspective, transportation is something which has an importance that nothing else does: getting from place to place is key on an everyday basis. In this way, DKNY intertwined a part of daily life, lacing it together with luxury fashion that the brand creates. Everything Donna Karan New York does is somewhat of a tribute to New York City. Just as the brand creates clothing to praise this beautiful city, this post has been created to do the same thing: display New York's elegance, allure, and ability to make anyone from anywhere fall in love with it. 
 "I love New York, even though it isn't mine...something, anyway, that belongs to me because I belong to it." - Truman Capote
"The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world." - F. Scott Fitzgerald
"One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years." - Tom Wolfe


  1. You're right, this campaign really does present a glimpse of new york that looks deeply alluring.

  2. Love this post so much Meera! Other than the fact that Cara's in it, I love how you managed to describe the unparalled magic of New York so accurately :)New York has always been my favourite city and reading your post makes me want to jump on the next plane to New York! Love the way DKNY has styled this campain too :) Amazing post!


  3. this was a really cool photoshoot, thanks for sharing!

    -Tara x


  4. Read about this shoot the other day...she's such an amazing mogul. I love the concept, especially because NYC is the place where literally everything fashion happens.


  5. I love the cardigan she is wearing in the second photo. Looks so cosy

  6. This is a great post, I've been in love with this campaign ever since it hit the magazines months ago and I completely agree with the way you described it wonderfully intertwining with New York City!

    ♡ veena |
    twitter/instagram: @veenamccoole

  7. You pictures are to die for! I am in love with them, as well as the outfits in them. (:

  8. I love love her!! one of my fave supermodel !! <3



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