|Guy Bourdin for Charles Jourdan|
|Aldo 2012 by Terry Richardson|
|Louboutin AW16 campaign|
Louboutin has a new campaign which - without much doubt - echoes Bourdin, except it is more 80s in nature, less shielded and shrouded, and - much like Richardson's output for Aldo in 2012 (with Richardson often verging towards porn) - fails to replicate the extra je ne sais quoi Bourdin gave its images somewhere between reality and outlandsih territory.
Eventually, Bourdin might be replicated, imitated or copied, but the original will forever stand in a category of its own.