Did she or didn’t she? That’s the big question accompanying Balenciaga’s latest ad campaign featuring uber-model Gisele Bundchen without the famed long locks that scored her a position as Pantene ambassador. The 33-year old stunner appears in the haute couture campaign with an edgy cropped buzz cut, thigh-high leather boots and a seriously sexy pose, leaving everyone asking, is the shorn hair a trick of the light, eye, photoshop, or did the Brazilian bombshell really shave her head?
The brand’s artistic director, Alexander Wang, sat down with Women’s Wear Daily to explain his vision for Bundchen’s “new” look, “This is how I see Gisele for Balenciaga; strong, powerful, mysterious and uncompromising. This season we worked with this idea of vanity, staged in a room filled with mirrors. But the cracked mirror is a continuing thread from the marble veins and creeping ivy leaves from seasons past.”
And while we’re pretty sure Bundchen’s reflection is not familiar with cracking mirrors, this latest effort from the fashion super-team of Wang, photographer Steven Klein, and the supermodel herself adds a seriously urban element to the term femme fatale.
Let’s give a resounding “thank you” to the taste-makers for this one — the fashion sweatshirt is here.
No need to reserve this comfy, cozy, stay-at-home staple for lazy Sundays when heavy-hitters like Givenchy, Kenzo, Rebecca Minkoff, and Matthew Williamson are all offering up a decidedly haute take on the sweatshirt. Peppered with flowers, pop art, and a variety of lithographs, the luxe sweatshirt is a great way to bring weekend casual directly to the week-long grind, by paired it with skinny pants, an envelope mini, or a full skirt. This must-have winter 2013 trend is already a fave with it-girls Jessica Alba, Gisele Bundchen, and Cara Delevingne — here’s some inspiration on how to pull-off the sweatshirt pull-over.