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Balmain Spring/Summer '09 Ad Campaign

Fab Ad: Balmain Spring '09

For Spring '09, Balmain clashed two cultures: the Wild West and the rockin' 80s. The campaign, shot by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, depicts a stark, deserted diner in the background with Daria Werbowy posing hard in the forefront wearing Balmain's famous drummer boy coat, ripped to perfection jeans, and studded sandals. The juxtaposition between the two different worlds is interesting and I kind of like the dusty, dirt road against Balmain's sick, Spring offerings. But wait — isn't it a similar concept to Daria in the desert in Isabel Marant's latest ad? Hmmm . . .


NurseKimberly NurseKimberly 8 years
gabiushka gabiushka 8 years
Just give me the sandals. I *need* them. Total DROOL.
Michaelrcks Michaelrcks 8 years
Fantastic clothing; ugly setting
Doll112 Doll112 8 years
hmmm okay.... Love the photography, love the model, love the location.... hate the idea!!! it's similar to the other ad and the concept reminds me of another campaign ad they did on the same location couple of seasons ago.... I think it was a Replay campaign ad....
sleepypie sleepypie 8 years
Isn't the connection between the 80s rocker style & the "wild west" not that far off? Wasn't there a western trend going on at some point during the 80s?
kty kty 8 years
the jacket is cute but i don't think she does it justice somehow
heart-of-steele heart-of-steele 8 years
nothing special compared to the AMAZING runway show...that's what made me want all the clothes, not daria (though i do love her)!
myystque myystque 8 years
Ugh, the model looks scary. She's just skin and bones. If the point was to make her look like a vampire or zombie, they did a good job. This ad reminds me of Dawn of the Dead.
tulleandtea tulleandtea 8 years
You all may be sick of Balmain now but once you see it in real life you gain a totally different perspective... haha.
lavendera lavendera 8 years
She definitely looks sick, or that she might have the ability to suck your soul.
brownsuga928 brownsuga928 8 years
She looks sick! Kinda scary... but the clothes are great!
reactionary reactionary 8 years
"posing hard"?? she's barely posing at all. i've seen girls posing better standing at a bus stop waiting for a bus.
dare to be different!
Fushaa Fushaa 8 years
Love the pic, the model and the background. Not a fan of the jacket at all. It just doesn't work for me.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I'm so sick of that circus ring leader jacket.
lane84 lane84 8 years
i think this collection for balmain is amazinggggg.
emalove emalove 8 years
*really HATE what she's wearing. Sorry
emalove emalove 8 years
I like the background scene and the photography, but I really what she's wearing.
bakedbeans bakedbeans 8 years
I love Daria, but I think Natasha wouls have done a better job.
SweetFirefly SweetFirefly 8 years
Don't like it. It almost looks like she's photoshopped in.
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