Yep, just as you might have guessed, Jennifer Connelly has been chosen to represent Balenciaga for the Spring/Summer 2008 collection. A très bien choice? Or a très bad, do you think?
The extremely talented Nicholas Ghesquière has exclaimed the beautiful actress as this seasons "current muse" with the statement: "She was the inspiration for the show. I had
The beauty shines through immensely, but unfortunately, the inspiration and character that Ghesquière refers to doesn't show in these ads. The pictures, taken by none other than David Sims, are extremely pretty in themselves, but they don't ooze that extra something-something.
A big give-away that Jennifer Connelly would become Balenciaga's new face was when she wore one of the Balenciaga floral dresses to the L.A. premiere of her film "Reservation Road". Nobody could really agree whether this outfit was "a yay or a nay", "hot or not", "a fashion clown or a fashion icon". In my opinion, too much is going on. The shoes and the dress would have looked very good separate,..but together..well, erm, a big thumbs down. Connelly looks like a little girl who has gone for a combo inspired by the girl next door/ her grandmother/ someone who doesn't know what they're doing.
Please do not get me wrong..I LOVE Balenciaga and there probably isn't a piece of clothing that he has made that I hate. It's just that sometimes people wear it wrong.
And by the way, remember those interviews...soon to appear !!