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Thursday, September 03, 2009


For Fall 2009, Balenciaga's clothes are still fly. Jennifer Connelly is still the house muse - and I am still confused.


Paris - Famed fashion photog Steven Meisel clearly had a busy summer. A quick scan of the top fashion books this month reveals that he's shot covers and fashion stories for a laundry list of international publications from Vogue Italia to W Magazine. We can now add campaigns to the list. Meisel snapped the Fall 2009 Balenciaga campaign starring Hollywood actress Jennifer Connelly. The brunette beauty dips, flexes and bends it like Beckham in Balenciaga's lux finery. (Please spare a few minutes to take in the towering glamazon heels.)  Everything about these shots are perfect: the kinetic clothes which range from subdued wools to mettalic silks; the bold hair and makeup which lends an air of haphazard chic; and even the set which is comprised of pricey antique furniture strewn helter skelter. Oddly,  that the only element that doesnt work so well is Connelly herself. Beautiful though she is, am I the only one that finds her a lack luster choice - literally - for a starring role in a haute fashion campaign? [images and story via]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i agree. i think her expression is a bit dull and doesn't go well with the energy of the shoot. she's treating it like it's another photoshoot for a magazine interview when it's a haute couture ad campaign.

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