Contributing Monkie G Living Staff Monkies
Published on November 15, 2007
Filed Under Pop Culture / Celebrities
I know Hollywood is a fickle town, but can’t the desire to live “G” be more constant? I don’t want to point fingers, but I remember not so long ago when Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly made a point of researching and wearing conflict-free diamonds – this on the heels of promoting her film “Blood Diamond”.
At the recent premiere of her new movie “Reservation Road”, the actress showed up in a floral print Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga creation. She also wore Balenciaga to the 2006 Academy Awards ceremony.
And last month she was announced as the new celebrity face of Balenciaga.
Wait a minute. Isn’t this the fashion house known for its leather and lambskin motorcycle-inspired handbags? That’s not very “G”. And certainly not conflict-free. According to the Wiki, Jennifer’s a vegan. Interesting…
Like I said, no finger-pointing. Ms. Connelly is a fine actress and is free to endorse whatever products she chooses. It just seems to me to be an incongruous partnership.
Balenciaga Facts: In 2001, Gucci Group, in partnership with Nicolas Ghesquière as creative director, acquired the House of Balenciaga, now well on its way towards recreating the influence and respect that the house commanded in its former heydays.
Today, the House of Balenciaga creates women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories, sold worldwide.