The photographs werenâ€™t shot by Nick Knight, but they sure look like they do.
Instead the photos of Gemma Ward “body slamming” for John Galliano at the photo shoot for Diorâ€™s 2007 Spring Summer campaign were shot by Craig McDean.
The photographs required Gemma to leap backwards repeatedly into a glossy, gray paper backdrop – cushioned with a mattress, mind you. But try doing it all day and you wouldnâ€™t been a happy girl. “Gemma was body-slamming the whole day,” John Galliano explained to the WWD.com.
“I did get a Christmas card from her, so she’s alright,” he joked.
The ads are due to appear in the March issues of magazines. They’re pretty. Nothing ground breaking, but it is classic Dior circa the 2000’s.