Stick a microphone close to an amplifier and the noise is piercing. That high-pitched squawk is called feedback and is literally the result of output signal being fed back in as input signal. Feedback comes in other forms too, some even pleasing, take for example the Ports 1961 Spring / Summer 2020 advertising campaign by Steven Meisel starring Abby Champion. This is the first effort by the creative team under the artistic direction of Karl Templer and it is a reimagining of an iconic magazine cover or phrased another way, output signal (magazine cover) fed back in as input signal (advertising). Never mind the wonky metaphor, focus on the delightful end product, namely Abby Champion photographed by Steven Meisel for the first time.

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Credits include: Client, Ports 1961; Campaign, Women’s Ready-To-Wear Spring / Summer 2020; Photography, Steven Meisel; Art direction and styling, Karl Templer; Creative direction, Fabien Baron; Hair, Guido Palau; Makeup, Pat McGrath; Casting, Michelle Lee.

Abby Champion for Ports 1961 Spring / Summer 2020 (Photography: Steven Meisel)

Abby Champion for Ports 1961 Spring / Summer 2020 (Photography: Steven Meisel)