Making a glamorous return since her last Max Mara campaign back in 1999, Carolyn Murphy serves as the face of the brand's Fall 2014 ad campaign. Mario Sorrenti photographs the American model against a subtle gray backdrop for the new ads, which are already surfacing in various publications. Carolyn lets the clothes do the talking with her hair slicked over as she showcases the Italian brand's signature pieces of the new season, from thick chunky outerwear to ladylike leather handbags, scarves and sunglasses.
Members of our forums have mixed reactions toward the campaign. "YES! I love this with all of my heart! Carolyn shows so much confidence and looks mature but with a hint of sexiness. A lot better than [the] last campaign," comments bluestar.
"Carolyn back for Max Mara! I still love her campaign for the brand in the late 90s/early 00s!" wrote Starry.
The same positive opinion was shared by justaguy: "Love this! The layout, styling and Carolyn looks great!"
Not everyone was in such high spirits, though. "Something's wrong, perhaps the background?" questioned GIVENCHYlover.
"I generally like Max Mara campaigns and I adore Carolyn, but I wish her hair was down here. It's a bit meh like this," debated Srdjan.
Nymphaea seemed disinterested and wrote, "Feels very one dimensional, but I didn't expect better from Max Mara."
The full campaign has been posted within the thread. Check the images out and join the discussion here.