Famed fashion photog Steven Meisel clearly had a busy summer. A quick scan of the top fashion books this month reveals that he’s shot covers and fashion stories for a laundry list of international publications from Vogue Italia to W Magazine. We can now add campaigns to the list, like this new campaign starring Balenciaga veteran Jennifer Connelly. The brunette beauty dips, flexes and bends it like Beckham in Balenciaga‘s luxe finery. (Please spare a few minutes to take in the towering glamazon heels.) Everything about these shots is perfect: the kinetic clothes which range from subdued wools to metallic silks; the bold hair and makeup which lends an air of haphazard chic; and even the set comprised of pricey antique furniture strewn helter-skelter. Oddly, that the only element that doesn’t work so well is Connelly herself. Beautiful though she is, am I the only one that finds her a lackluster choice–literally–for a starring role in a haute fashion campaign? [Fashionologie]
Check it out after the jump and you tell me.