February 17, 2006

s/s 06 ad campaigns: balenciaga


usually balenciaga’s ads are my favorite of the season. this season david sims and nicolas ghesquiere picked 16 girls (!) and did group shots and single images. one of my favorite models from s/s, hilary rhoda, picked up this single page stunner, but i have to ask, why add the bag? that bag, while a runaway hit for the house, has nothing to do with the rock and roll, victorian collection.

love the other ads from the line…they have a very 80s versace feel to them. and really the clothes are so intricate and complicated, the plain background and girls with pulled back hair and minimal makeup works. the blue spread: marta, lisa cant, freja, tasha tilberg, hilary rhoda.

the cream spread: lily donaldson, hana, raquel zimmerman, gemma ward, caroline trentini, erin wasson, iselin.