Lakshmi Menon for Givenchy

Menon stands front and center in ads for Givenchy F/W08.

Despite the ongoing discussion over the lack of models of color on catwalks and campaigns, it’s nice to see that Lakshmi Menon is getting some attention. After last Spring’s Hermès campaign, Lakshmi can soon be seen in ads this fall for Givenchy aside models Lara Stone, Natasha Poly, Kristen Owen and Maria Carla Boscono. In a statement released by Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci, he says, “I chose these five women that represent elegance, femininity and masculinity with character. It is a family portrait.”


Love that she’s so versatile. She can go from super feminine in editorials for Biba Magazine to this stark no-nonsense look for Givenchy. I can’t wait to see what is next for her. What do you think?

July 31, 2008
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  1. August 30, 2008, 9:12 am Jay

    she is okie..she looks like a man!nthing great..Padma laxmi is way better!

  2. August 30, 2008, 9:48 am Ady99

    i think she looks the best out of all the models in the campaign…

  3. September 9, 2008, 7:31 am Adelle

    sadly, I find nothing attractive in either of these pictures. The top picture looks like four skeletons, skulls prominent, lined up. It makes me sad. The beauty and femininity of these women, completely swallowed up in gauntness. Like the apocalypse has already happened and famine has destroyed all flesh.

  4. September 21, 2008, 12:49 am priya

    I agree with Jay she looks like a man, i mean out of all beautiful indian women why someone so masculine?

    They might aswell have used a bollywood actress lol

  5. September 23, 2008, 1:15 pm Waterlily

    So what kind of look has one got to have to be considered a ‘woman’ nowadays, eh? Would everyone feel so much better about themselves/Lakshmi Menon’s femininity if she got plastic surgery to give herself a face or body you approve of?
    PS: Bollywood actresses, by and large, aren’t exactly suited to modelling. I’d rather see Lakshmi Menon or Sheetal Malhar or Diana Penty on a Vogue cover, than yet another bland starlet with a movie to promote.