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HOT WHEELS: Mercedes-Benz has teamed up with fashion photographer Nick Knight and designer Gareth Pugh in a bid to channel the duo’s avant-garde cool to help promote its latest sports coupe, the SLS AMG. Mercedes-Benz gave Knight, who was selected for his reputation in producing technologically advanced fashion imagery, an open brief for the campaign. Knight then approached Pugh, who created sculpted, armor-like leggings, a corset and a shoulder piece in black patent leather — which a Mercedes-Benz spokesman described as having “[the] angular and smooth natural lines [of] the car” — for German model Julia Stegner to wear in the shoot. Lensed by Knight, the advert features the Mercedes model standing vertically on its front with its gull-wing doors open behind Stegner, who is leaning against it. In working with Pugh and Knight, Mercedes-Benz said it aimed to create a “highly modern visual language.” However, the campaign is hardly Mercedes-Benz’s first foray into fashion. The carmaker sponsors 30 global fashion events a year including Berlin and New York Fashion Week, where the campaign will break on posters, banners and billboards in January and February, respectively. The ad will run in the January issue of German Vogue and Elle and several U.S. fashion titles.

 

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