In the UK Topshop has recently given customers the opportunity to star in their own iconic fashion shoots. Topshop created a series of temporary photo studios in three stores, using a set-up that fashion photographer Helmut Newton created thirty years ago. Customers received a print of their fashion shoot, and the images were also posted online.
If you think about it, the idea of having consumers photographed in a retail environment isn't new, but TopShop managed to it differently, adding a strong fashionable and PR angle to the idea. Helmut Newton is an icon of fashion photography and the use of The Newton Machine, is an appealing opportunity young consumers looking for "gravanity" just can't afford missing.