Balenciaga Take Two – Following up an initial preview, fashion brand Balenciaga has released another image from its fall 2013 campaign under the creative direction of Alexander Wang. Model Kristen McMemany’s well-known visage may not be showing, but you can see her body in the image with a black leather doctor’s bag sitting in her lap. Steven Klein photographed the new advertisements.
A New Chapter – After being named as the new Creative Director of Balenciaga, designer Alexander Wang puts his own stamp on the brand with its fall 2013 campaign. Wang tapped photographer Steven Klein to shoot 90s icon Kristen McMenamy. A teaser has just been released for now, but Wang told WWD that the advertisements were cinematic. The fall campaign from Balenciaga hits magazines in May.
Gwyneth – Wearing a Balenciaga look, Gwyneth Paltrow is the May 2013 cover star for Harper’s Bazaar US. The actress and author poses for Daniel Jackson with styling by Julia von Boehm for the new issue. Inside the magazine, Paltrow opens up to Bazaar about getting older, “I’ve probably tried everything…I would be scared to go under the knife, but you know, talk to me when I’m 50. I’ll try anything. Except I won’t do Botox again, because I looked crazy.” The May issue of Harper’s Bazaar hits stores on April 23rd.
See more images and read the article on HarpersBazaar.com
Sharp Look – Rooney Mara continued promotion for her new film “Side Effects” at the 63rd Berlinale Film Festival on February 12th, 2013. The actress wore a look from Balenciaga’s resort 2013 collection.
Game Changer – Actress Jennifer Lawrence graces the December issue of Elle US, looking divine in a white-hot number from Balenciaga’s resort 2013 collection. Photographed by Carter Smith with styling by Joe Zee, the accompanying images (preview below) features Jennifer in sizzling looks. The new issue of Elle hits newsstands on November 13th.
Elle.com – Jennifer Lawrence: Game Changer
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.