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Christoph Waltz lands Prada campaign

Prada have tapped Christoph Waltz for their latest menswear advertising campaign.

The legendary Italian design house has cast a trio of Hollywood stars to front the men's collection for Fall/Winter 2013/2014.

Joining Oscar-winner Christoph is British actor Ben Whishaw and American star Ezra Miller.

The three men play the roles of protagonists in a setting which is inspired by 1960s New Wave cinema.

The actors-turned-models can be seen in a variety of poses, in which they embody the gritty realism associated with this period.

Skyfall star Ben wears a dark blue blazer over a camel coloured roll-neck sweater, and in another shot he wears a darker caramel coloured overcoat.

Django Unchained’s Christoph looks every inch the classic older gentleman wearing a red collared shirt under a thick knit beige sweater, blacked out shades, and in another shot he dons a checked blazer.

Ezra appears in a red leather jacket, with a pair of ankle grazing trousers and a plain black top. The long haired 20-year-old smartens up for a second image in which he looks wistfully while leaning on a wall wearing a frilly blue shirt under a grey coloured knee-length coat.

The luxury label chose photographer David Sims to capture the trio in a minimal setting decorated with geometric and colourful furniture designed by OMA for Knoll, especially for Prada's Fall runway show.

Each actor plays a different role, with each introducing the collection from their point of view and in their own individual style.

Christoph embodies a sophisticated elegant man, Ben plays a charming and laidback sort, while Ezra maintains a mysterious and youthful allure.

This is the latest move by the Milan-based fashion house to strengthen their ties with the movie industry.

Previous campaigns have featured Hollywood heavyweights such as Gary Oldman, Willem Defoe and Jamie Bell.

For their Spring/Summer 13 campaign Prada chose Benicio Del Toro and Harvey Keitel to join their male models.

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