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Franck Durand For Balmain

Emmanuelle Alt's husband, Franck Durand, served as art director for the short film advertising the Pierre Balmain Fall/Winter 2012-13 collection and it is everything you would expect from Balmain — sexy, chic, noir. Directed by Martial Schmeltz, the black and white film features models Melissa Stasiuk and Adrien Sahores in a flirtatious dance set to the tune of "Romy" by Bruno Alexius, originally composed in 1964 for a project by Henri-Georges Clouzot that he never completed. Clearly Monsiuer Durand shares his wife's affinity for strong, stark images.

Balmain film stills © 2012 Balmain. All Rights Reserved.

Reader Comments (14)

You've got a very fresh blog. I LOVE discovering that kind of sites!!
22 mars 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlex
Awww, thank you, Alex!!! You just made my day with your kind compliment. I'm curious, how did you find the site? I hope to see you in the comments often!
22 mars 2012 | Registered Commenterkellina
That film drives me crazy! Off to go be a film director in the same style now...

And you think I'm kidding.
22 mars 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaura
WHYYYYYY can't I be a size 12 in 1960s France and Italy????!!!!

And no, I don't want to be any smaller than that.
22 mars 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaura
Laura, I hope you are not kidding, I would love to see your first film in a similar style. Then, why not focus on being a 1960s style Italian starlet in the present day? I definitely see you more in the voluptuous yet elegant Italian styles than in the more severely chic French looks of the time.
23 mars 2012 | Registered Commenterkellina
TEAM ALT = SOOO CHIC!!!!!!
23 mars 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpaul
Oh, Paul, you are spoiling me! Comments everywhere, my favorite!

;-)
23 mars 2012 | Registered Commenterkellina
Have you seen Summertime with Katherine Hepburn YET?
23 mars 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaura
I've always thought my feminine ideal was 50s bombshells like Jane Russell, rather than Katherine Hepburn--but I do love this movie, Venice as the star, and some of the clothes. But I would love to be Anita Ekberg, even though she wasn't actually Italian, was she? I'm still working on that!!! I'll find that pic of her...
23 mars 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaura
This appears to be the entire movie:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzvyO189YFc
23 mars 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaura
ha ha, was watching 2046 and looking for a clip to send you. Have you seen that? M switched to Boogie Nights though. Have not seen Summertime. I'm picturing you as a Monica Vitti type.

http://www.iwanttobeabattaglia.com/giovanna-battaglia-favorites/2011/3/27/monica-vitti.html
23 mars 2012 | Registered Commenterkellina
I like that main photo. I've never heard of 2046.
24 mars 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaura
Light in the Piazza, also by 60s Italian heartthrob Rossano Brazzi, is a similar film that I have yet to see because until recently I couldn't find it in print or for sale anywhere! It is finally for sale here:

http://shop.tcm.com/detail.php?p=363635

I hear the gowns are all Dior.
24 mars 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaura
Okay, well thanks for filling in four more hours on my dance card with movies I must watch!

;-)
24 mars 2012 | Registered Commenterkellina

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