PHOTOGRAPHER: NICK STEEVER

ART DIRECTOR: SAMANTHA HAHN

STYLIST: JILL ROTHSTEIN

HAIR/MAKEUP: DEBORAH BRIDER

SET: JJ CHAN

MODELS: HARPER (NY MODELS) + ALEXANDER (GENERATIONS)

 

I have always loved The Red Balloon “Le Ballon Rouge” a 1956 French fantasy comedy-drama written, produced, and directed by Albert Lamorisse. I grew up reading the book and was smitten with the images of the boy and his balloon and how the balloon became his loyal friend. I thought it would be lovely to pay homage to the story in the form of a kid’s fashion editorial. Ours is a nod to classic French school age style but with a modern twist.

Our editorial Le ballon de lamitié  tells the story of a little boy and a little girl who are alone/lonely, each with their balloon. When they meet each other they’re happy and tie their blue and red balloons together to create a purple one in celebration of friendship, fashion and color.

This story was for Junior London.