Retro Future – Balenciaga finds a cast of all newcomers including Linn Arvidsson, Julier Bugge, Sophie Hirschfelder, Juliet Ingleby and Anniek Kortleve for its fall 2012 campaign. Photographed by Steven Meisel, the girls hit sands of the beach in Nicolas Ghesquière’s retro futuristic designs complete with gloves and booties.
Swept Away – Balenciaga gets a cast of newcomers–Julier Bugge, Juliet Ingleby and Sophie Hirschfelder–for its fall 2012 campaign lensed by Steven Meisel. The trio is pictured on a beach setting contrasting the streamlined silhouettes and strong shoulders of autumn. (WWD)
Botanic Beauty – Actress Kristen Stewart stars as the face of Balenciaga’s Florabotanica frgrance campaign. Far from your traditional fragrance advertisement, the photo by Steven Meisel shows Kristen in a collage of flowers wearing a dress from Balenciaga’s spring 2008 collection. (WWD)
Balenciaga’s Power Dressing – Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquière sent out his own vision of 80′s power dressing with the label’s fall 2012 collection presented during Paris Fashion Week. Coats with puffed-up shoulders opened the show, featuring bright dresses in electric blue and scarlet layered underneath. Metallic detailing and graphic prints brought a futuristic appeal to the strong silhouettes. Besides outerwear, the autumn season also offered mid-length skirts and slouchy trousers.
Balenciaga Kids – Balenciaga taps a cast of model newcomers for its spring 2012 campaign shot by Steven Meisel. The new season features Juliane Gruner, Laura Kampman, Rosie Tapner and Kirstin Liljegren in a disarrayed hotel room setting. Styled by Marie-Amelie Sauvé, spring’s rigid silhouettes and clean lines are juxtaposed with messy hair by Guido Paulo smudged eyes by Pat McGrath.
Laura Kampman is dazed and confused for the spring 2012 campaign from Balenciaga, photographed by Steven Meisel. The campaign also stars Juliane Grüner, Rosie Tapner and Kirstin Liljegre (all unpictured) shot on location in New York City with styling by Marie-Amelie Sauvé. (WWD) / Makeup by Pat McGrath, Hair by Guido Paulo
Angela Lindvall nabs her first Harper’s Bazaar Spain cover for the publication’s November issue. Bundled up for the fall in outerwear, Angela dons a Balenciaga piece to make heads turn.
Balenciaga’s Sculpted Spring – Balenciaga’s spring 2012 collection made news with multiple benches collapsing before the show even began leaving editors and other show-goers all standing. Nonetheless, the show went on with creative director Nicolas Ghesquière’s vision for the new season on full display, including his signature play on shapes. Bulky jackets and sculpted dress silhouettes dominated the runway as well as high-waisted shorts. A change from fall’s bold coils, strips and netting, the Balenciaga woman took on metallic panels and abstract prints for spring in a showing of pure modern clothing.
Balenciaga World – Balenciaga enlists a large cast full of established and new faces including Liya Kebede, Milou Van Groesen, Julia Nobis, Juliane Gruner, Carla Gebhart and Liisa Winkler. Photographed by Steven Meisel, the girls sport designer Nicolas Ghesquière’s futuristic vision with stoic elegance.
Balenciaga’s fall 2011 campaign enlists a group of models including Julia Nobis, Juliane Gruner, Carla Gebhert and Liisa Winkler lensed by Steven Meisel. Playing on shapes and color, the latest advertisements place focus on the label’s shoes and accessories. (WWD)