Seeing this campaign just makes me think of how great Egle T would be in it if not Jennifer. Carolina Pantaliano would have easily succeeded in this look if they were looking for a more budget wise production of this campaigns since she seems to look an awful lot like Connelly.
First, I find Jennifer totally wrong for this. She simply can't pull of the outfits from S/S. I would have liked to see Charlotte Gainsbourg in these. Second, the collection was so directional, I think the ad really needed to place these looks into a context, and simply placing the model in front of a grey wall did not create a context here.
PARIS — Leave it to Nicolas Ghesquière to use the power of celebrity on his own terms — and in a season when many brands reverted to models in advertising. "It's the friendship: That's why she did the campaign," Ghesquière said of Jennifer Connelly, who appears in Balenciaga's spring campaign, breaking in February fashion titles. "I've been after her for a few years now."
I like Jennifer Connelly but I can't help but wonder, with the look they're going for in these ads, why not use Carolina Pantoliano? Much more graceful and obv would be a million times better at posing while providing the same type of 'look'.