Ferragamo's Fall 2012 campaign video is set in my favorite place I've never been to, and also never really thought about before: the Russian embassy in Berlin.
Fashion photographer Mikael Jansson captured the building's opulent, old world interior and included flashing glimpses of the surrounding city, which is undergoing rapid changes. A quick Google Image search informs me that visitors were once-upon-a-time greeted with a bust of Lenin.
The Italian fashion brand skipped the embassy's weird Soviet story to tell a different kind of tale. The Fall 2012 campaign riffs on the increasingly popular costume drama, casting Kate Moss, Sean O'Pry, and Karmen Pedaru entangled in a web of mystery, seduction, and desire…in pre-revolutionary Russia? Just kidding about the last part.
There may be no Romanovs this time around, but the video's definitely still a treat.
Image courtesy of Ferragamo