CLAUDIA. CINDY. NAOMI.
Olivier Rousteing’s recent Balmain campaigns have been all about of-the-moment faces: Kendall and Kylie Jenner alongside Bella and Gigi Hadid for fall 2015, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West for spring 2015 menswear, and more in-demand models like Adriana Lima and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for spring 2015. Now for spring 2016, the designer tapped timeless talents—’90s supermodels Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford, and Naomi Campbell—for a Steven Klein–shot spread that Rousteing himself can barely contain his excitement about.
‘Those four singular talents have inspired me from day one,’ he said in a press release. ‘When I was a schoolboy in Bordeaux, it was their editorials that first made clear to me the amazing transformative power of fashion. Still today, many years on, their iconic images are often found amongst the jumble on mood boards in my (and almost every other designer’s) atelier. To say that working with them was a dream come true is no exaggeration.’
‘There was never any doubt that the final images would be anything but perfect,’ Rousteing says. ‘Looking at them now, I like to think that perhaps someday these shots might also form part of some future designer’s mood board.’
One thing’s for sure: We’ll be pinning these photos all over our boards stat.