It’s a big day in fashion advertising as images from both Armani’s campaign starring Victoria Beckham and Miu Miu’s campaign starring Katie Holmes have surfaced. While the images themselves aren’t especially shockworthy, the striking similarities between the two are decidedly bizarre.
Pictured sitting upright on a suggestively unmade bed, clothed solely in a black bra and panties, as well as outstretched on the floor, Beckham exudes pure sexuality (ironically in the same vein as her husband’s underwear ads for the same brand). Shot by fashion photog royalty Mert & Marcus, the images of Beckham likewise call to mind a Hitchcock heroine (specifically, Janet Leigh in the opening scene of Psycho). And, while Katie Holmes’ spread for Miu Miu, likewise shot by Mert & Marcus, is significantly more demure — i.e. she’s fully clothed in a pleated, gold silk dress — one could easily mistake her for Beckham, and vice versa.
In fact, the makeup and hairstyling is nearly identical in each of the images. Both Beckham and Holmes seem to channel a young Elizabeth Taylor — their short, dark coifs slicked back, accentuated by thick, cat-like kohl-lined eyes (though in the case of the latter, Mert & Marcus explained they were inspired by Fellini). Regardless, this combined with the ever-present rumors of the BFFs doing everything together (from dieting to designing denim lines) is simply strange. If only Holmes would follow Beckham’s lead by signing on for a reality TV show, Suri in tow … that is definitely a doppelganger move I could get behind.