Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Miranda's Balenciaga hat trick?


Well that new "cardinal rule for models" (ie do not leak information from jobs on social media) might not apply to Miranda Kerr. In what is either an elaborate fake Twitter account ruse - or the real deal - "@MirandaMKerr" left several Twitter clues from the set of a "Balenciaga Resort" shoot yesterday. "Back from Balenciaga Resort, It was awesome moment. Always fun to work with talented people" they noted, before posting an autoportrait showing an interesting winged pink smokey eye beauty look - identical to that sported by Balenciaga's models in these images of the same collection that were published last week on Style.com. But is this in fact Miranda Kerr? The account has not yet been verified by Twitter and there have been fake Miranda Kerr accounts before. Frockwriter is checking with her agents in Sydney and New York. If it is a ruse, then at least one bona fide supermodel Twitterer has been sucked in by it - fellow Victoria's Secret model Selita Ebanks - whose Twitter account has been verified by Twitter - is following @MirandaMayKerr. See updated post: It's a fake Twitter account, but that's definitely Kerr at Balenciaga last week.

It seems like a lot of trouble and expense to go to for a lookbook. Campaign? If the photos do emerge, then they would represent the third consecutive Balenciaga gig for Kerr, who walked in the French brand's Spring/Summer 2010 and Fall/Winter 2010/2011 runway shows.

It would also be the latest coup in Kerr's quest to refashion herself from a purely "commercial" star of Victoria's Secret lingerie fame, to high fashion ice queen, a trajectory that has also seen her book campaigns for Prada and Jil Sander, walk for Prada and model for edgier publications such as French Numéro and Britain's i-D.

Frockwriter can't help thinking that this is definitely a two-way street, with some of those far less accessible high fashion brands hoping for some commercial ruboff in the prevailing challenging economic climate.


Sassi Sam said...

Yes we're all in a bit of a tizz about this backstage pic of Miranda from Balenciaga Resort, we've all been searching for other photos so we can only assume it's for a lookbook rather than campaign but you never know.

Most of the other VS models all tweet from their photoshoots so I don't see it any different for Miranda.

I'm not sure if that's Miranda's twitter, the tone doesn't sound like her. She's very active on her facebook pages, she chats with everyone there and she signs everything with Love Miranda xoxo

May be the twitter account is part of her new social media campaign that Aussie digital agency Tongue media is doing although they only have the account for Kora which is probably why we are seeing so much facebook activity from Miranda around Kora. I therefore would expect to see a Miranda Kora twitter page rather than Miranda herself from them.

Keep us posted on what her agency say about the twitter account.

Anonymous said...

If you have a closer look at the page you'll notice a lot of broken english and incoherent sentences, i doubt this is our fluent in English-speaking Miranda

Patty Huntington said...

see above, i have just updated the post to note that even the makeup in this shot matches that in the balenciaga shots of the resort 2011 collection that were published by style.com on june 9. it's a meticulous fake if it is one.

S.A.A. said...

I think I may have found something to suggest that this could be an old photo of Miranda. The Alex Perry SS08 collection which Miranda was the star model in included make up that was exactly the same pink in the same shape but with glitter over the top so this could just be a backstage shot at that show before the glitter was applied? Check out this video of an interview with Kerr before the show during make up:


Very very similar!!!
xx SAA

Patty Huntington said...

it's definitely a new photo and it was taken at balenciaga. see updated post

Anonymous said...

maybe it's from the show????

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