The other day, after having too much to say about a series of nude paintings at the Phillips Museum, the man in my life asked me if I thought I might be of both persuasions. I get this a lot because of my very short hair, fangirl love of Tilda Swinton and empty 31 year old ring finger, but coming from him in such a sincere way — the guy’s known me for almost six years, after all — I was taken by surprise. So much so that I answered without tone. No, I said, I think women are beautiful and I could talk about their this and their that all day, maybe every day (definitely every day), but when it comes down to it, I’m just not.
But then I paused.
“Well…but then there’s Monica Bellucci, who, you know, I think everyone, every man, woman, teenager, mammal, butterfly, etc., has to acknowledge is the universal exception.” He agreed.
So, long unnecessary story short: here is the Universal Exception’s newest ad campaign for Dolce & Gabbana’s spring 2012 RTW collection.
(Images via Red Carpet-Fashion Awards)