Posh’s new Armani panty ads similar to Katie Holmes for Miu Miu (update)

Victoria Beckham is now posing in an underwear ad for Armani, just like her athletic other half. Posh’s ads are black and white and meant to be evocative. She wears smoky Cleopatra-style eyemakeup, her hair her trademark pixie style. Holy Moly points out that Katie Holmes’ new ad campaign for Miu Miu is now out and that Holmes’ look and styling in the ad is remarkably similar to Posh’s Armani ads. Is this just a strange coincidence based on recent trends in fashion photography and Katie and Posh’s similar look, or is there more too it?

The heat is on for best friends-turned-rivals Katie Holmes and Victoria Beckham…The pair have both modelled for different fashion labels (with the pictures being leaked on the same day) and look almost identical (except unfortunately it’s Posh in her underwear).

Katie and Posh became bosom buddies when Posh moved over to the States with David. And despite the pair reportedly falling out over Posh and Becks’ reluctance to join Scientology (proving that someone in that relationship must have a brain cell) Katie is still morphing into Victoria Beckham.

Because in her latest ad campaing for Mui Mui, she could be Posh. Just younger and slightly better loooking. And as she copies Posh’s hair, figure and style could David Beckham end up with a stiletto being thrown at his head before the week is out (just like in Single White Female)?

[From Holy Moly]

I don’t know if Katie and Posh have a rivalry going, but they definitely aren’t close girlfriends like they seemed to be when they hit Paris in late 2006 and early 2007. Their families did hang out together in New York over Thanksgiving, but Posh was notoriously absent from one of her husband’s soccer matches in LA that Cruise, Holmes, and their three children attended. Maybe they just got busy and grew apart as many friends do. It does seem suspicious that they stopped hanging out around the same time that Katie started looking more like Posh in her hairstyle and fashion. She’s since tried to mix it up with some grungy mismatched separates that just fall flat.

These two don’t seem like they would feud over a silly issue like having similar ads out. It’s something they probably don’t have much control over as the shoots were styled and photographed by professionals. You wonder if some of the same people were involved. Posh’s ads were “shot by fashion photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott,” according to the Telegraph. but I haven’t been able to find out much about Holmes’ ads.

Update: Vogue UK confirms that the same photographers, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, also shot Katie Holmes for Miu Miu. That would explain the similarity.

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  1. audrey says:

    wha? the hair is the only similar thing. whatev.

  2. DEKA says:

    posh looks 10x better than katie

  3. Lenneke says:

    Posh looks better in the ad, but in real life she’s not very pretty. Katie is more naturally beautiful, much more. In these ads they both look very stiff and cold though.

  4. RReedy says:

    who was the actress who had the same look in Frankenstein???? Give my memory a little help here…Thanks

  5. Roma says:

    I think they shot it within weeks of each other.

    I remember seeing an article the day Katie shot for Miu Miu (it was Nov 21st and she hadn’t been confirmed as the new face yet). She was shot by by Mert & Marcus. I don’t know when Victoria shot Armani but it was announced that she would on Oct 28th.

  6. Tess says:

    They both have that Bride O’ Frankenstein thing goin’.

  7. Lenneke says:

    both very insecure women trying to look confident. Posh is the most insecure woman out there, afraid to smile because she doesn’t like her teeth and dimples.

  8. Tess says:

    Rreedy, it was the late, great Elsa Lancaster who played the Bride.

  9. daisy424 says:

    @RReedy, I think you might be referring to Madeline Kahn in Young Frankenstein;


    One of the funniest scenes in film.

  10. RReedy says:

    Thanks Tess and daisy424..I was thinking of Madeline Kahn but also remember Elsa Lancaster. Thanks for jogging my memory. But, really, don’t you think these pictures have that Frankenstein vibe?

  11. Tess says:

    To Rreedy:
    Without a shadow of a doubt.

  12. Because I Say So says:

    I think Katie is the more insecure one of the two. At least Posh has created her own warped sense of style– Robo Katie can’t do anything but copy. Tom really needs to update her software.

    And for once, Posh looks pretty to me. Will the miracles of lighting/shadow never cease?

  13. morgs says:

    I think Posh looks reminiscent of Sophia Lauren mixed with someone else (liz taylor/natalie wood) in the header photo. Those smoky eyes really do make me think of Sophia.

    I could be completely off my rocker though.

  14. CosVis says:

    Posh doesn’t look half bad! She looks softer, more feminine.
    Katie….meh. I think I’ve grown cold towards her because of the whole Tom thing but she really does look robotic. She doesn’t look ugly, but not striking either.

  15. Alecto says:

    Lighting and shadow my foot. More like makeup and photo shopping.

  16. Anna says:

    I’m amazed that they managed to make Posh’s boobs look real in those pics. That’s quite a feat! But I hate all those pictures. Ugly, brainless women both of them and they look so cold, I’m shivering.

    In MiuMiu’s favour though, I have to say that at least that’s real fashion she clad Holmes in. Posh is wearing the most blah set of underwear in that sitting on the edge of the bed picture. As for the other one: I’ve got a bra just like that but I bet Armani shoppers will have to pay more than 15€ for it. In any case, now that I’ve seen Posh with it, I don’t think I’ll even wear it anymore. Yuck.

  17. Ned says:

    2 really vapid and shallow women.

    They are two airheads. They are all about being famous and shopping.

    Katie is along with Jen Garner one of the world’s biggest gold – and – fame diggers.

    I used to think she had cute face, but now both Victoria and Katie seem so plain. Their faces are nothing special and Victoria was never pretty or cute.

    These women beling to a different century when it was more “accepted” that women should only aspire to shop and marry a rich guy.

  18. boomchakaboom says:

    Katie always puts me in mind of a little girl playing dress-up. Posh, at least, has a grown up aura about her. Katie just looks like she’s sucking her cheeks in and trying to appear exotic.

  19. Kat says:

    Wonder what they are thinking about in those photo’s. Ah yes, a big fat cheeseburger and fries……………

  20. DLR in Canada says:

    hmm, i could care less about either women, i am more interested in david’s underwear ads. 😛

  21. anon says:

    it’s no coincident that the same pple dat did VB’s shoot were called to give KH same hairstyle, smoky-eye make-up and cheekbones.