Thursday, January 9, 2014

Balenciaga Spring 2014 Ad Campaign by Steven Klein

We definitely called it when Daria surprised us on the Balenciaga runway in Paris all the way back in September - Daria lands the Spring 2014 campaign for Balenciaga photographed by Steven Klein. If the Harper's Bazaar cover wasn't enough to give you a little shock then this certainly is!


Out of all of Daria's recent work this by far is my favourite to date. And thats just from seeing one preview! Yes to something other than textured waves and minimal makeup, yes to this Cruella Deville/Sharon Stone/Daphne Guiness hybrid and yes to a collaboration with Steven Klein! If I recall correctly the last time Daria worked with Klein was in 2007. Much of this past week seems like a throwback to her career doesn't it?

After seeing Daria styled in the same minimal makeup-messy hair countless times (yawn) this is such a refreshing change. See? A little lipstick (and wig?) never hurt anyone! Sometimes more is more! Klein is really telling a story with this image and I think Daria is one of the few models who has the presence to pull this off. Can't wait to see the rest of the images.

On the Salvatore Ferragamo front, here are two new images from the campaign. You can also see all of the campaign images for Ferragamo under the Ad Campaigns page in UHQ. I love the contrast between the colourful images below and Balenciaga's more somber take on spring.

   

source: weibo.com/jianpingwang via Verhangenheit at tFS, giovanibianco.com via testinofan at tFS

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