So Jennifer Connelly is the face of Balenciaga for SS08, which is hardly a surprise, is it?
The refreshing Spring feel, is certainly welcome, though I thought last season's campaign with Suvi K was rather lovely, with the dark familiar backdrop of wooden floorboards and persian rugs which made me nostaligic for a trip to a grandparent's attic.
Though the new SS08 ad is a nice contrast. To be honest, I'm feel a little indecisive when it comes to making up my mind about new ad campaigns, because I love to see new ones so much that I see the pictures through rose tinted glasses...
Also just released, is the Versace SS08 men's advert starring Patrick Dempsey. I feel it is a little of a "safe" move for Versace to pick "McDreamy", like they're trading on the "women want to be with him, men want to be him." formula. Sure, he scrubs up well, but to me, the advert, shot by Testino, simply looks like an ELLE shoot on a particularly good day. And Testino? With all due respect, isn't he mostly hired by Wintour and Shulman these days? Balenciaga on the other hand went for David Sims.
sources: popcrunch, frillr and justjared