Yeah! I could never see Jennifer Connelly as a Balenciaga girl (or any other brand’s girl). In the first place, she is no model material, always not really connecting with the clothes nor her audience. She did not look comfortable in Balenciaga (which I suspect is beyond her ken), not on the red carpet nor on the brand’s ad pages. So, it’s good to know that the rumours circulating in April last year that she will be brought back for Balenciaga is just that and to see her replaced with real models (from left to right) Mirte Maas, Iselin Steiro, and Patricia van der Vliet in the latest ad campaign shot by Steven Meisel. As Nicola Formichetti told T Magazine, “There’s way too much celebrity in fashion”.
Balenciaga Spring/Summer 2008