Actress Thandie Newton is serving grace, class and sophistication in the newest ads for the Louis Vuitton Fall 2011 collection. She is the new face of the luxury brand, and she adds just the right amount of regality to the vintage Double Exposure photo shoot.
Newton, 38, poses in a series of shots where the photographer uses a 19th century technique to achieve this glamorous, historical feel. The actress, who is currently starring in the London play, Death and the Maiden, explains that nostalgia is the driving force of the shoot. “The images really take you into the heart of history itself," Newton says. "To parallel that we’re getting into the history of me through the items I’ve chosen. One of the things about these photographs is the layers of meaning. Each picture is so unique, so it just creates this desire to be my most essential self.”
The photos look like they were found in an old chest full of generational memorabilia. Lovely.
(Photo: Tom Craig for Louis Vuitton)