This is terrible...I can see what they were going for, and it might have worked with a bunch of top models or even a decent bunch of new girls. Can you imagine Nyasha, Kaitlin and Liu in this campaign? I mean these are girls with bite. The models selected won't even reach 15 minutes of fame trust me...
Conceptually its very unoriginal and quite frankly I'd like to see a Balenciaga campaign that isn't shot in a studio (the church last season was good but...) I would have liked to of seen those print shirts set off against palm trees and sunshine, but I suppose that's too commercial for the brand.
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS. but maybe people just expected overly glamourized pictures demonstrative of luxury and power. this is odd in a beautiful way. maybe meisel took a bit of inspiration from those helmut lang campaigns with backstage pictures by juergen teller. we are entering a new paradigm in fashion, and i'm so glad balenciaga isn't afraid of it!
Meisel for Balenciaga just leaves me perplexed, for the most part. I don't see this as "fresh" or "clean" as it's been described here, quite the opposite. I can't even really see its appeal in a subversive way. The hair, the expression, the model, even the clothes... all I see is a big mess.
Seriously......is that it? They must be joking.
I think someone mentioned 'concept' .......what exactly would that be?
I just don't get this, and I think that even if it was all explained to me, very slowly....I still wouldn't get it. Just awful.
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