Lanvin unveiled its spring 2014 campaign this week, and we’ll admit, it’s leaving us a bit perplexed. The images, shot by Steven Meisel, depict a group of models enjoying tall glasses of water (filling!) around, presumably, a kitchen table, with plenty of metallic goods and accessories from the collection on display. Also highlighted is Lanvin’s most talked-about accessory of late: the lamé paper bag, which a handful of editors at the show mistook for a trash bag (albeit a really chic, shiny one).
In the accompanying video, we overhear a couple of the models’ internal dialog — uttered over the clang of silverware and the sound of water boiling over — and it’s oddly titillating. The brand describes the situation depicted in the campaign as a “discussion in a room that lacks time, place, context and meaning,” which leaves us with many questions. Are the models talking about food? The clothes? Sex? We may never know. Take a watch below, and if you’re so inclined, give it your best guess. (Try to keep it clean!)