The 2012 Oliver Peoples campaign is the story of two flirtatious young beings (Dakota Johnson and Thomas McDonell), set on the iconic campus of the University of Southern California.
“We were looking to capture the electricity and excitement of youthful romance. It is the moment in ones life – or that feeling one has – when something special starts to blossom with another person. Maybe its not the person who you imagined it would be. There is a carefree feeling that is associated with this kind of lust. It is a certain happiness,” says director Lisa Eisner. “The characters represent opposite lifestyles – ‘blue blood’ versus ‘bohemian’ – who cannot deny an attraction to each other. They meet at school... and there the inspiration lies.”