The birthday girl for December 12 is Jennifer Connelly.
Connelly has long been associated with the label Balenciaga, but I’ve always had a difficult time accepting the actress as the face of the brand. To me, Connelly looks like a Sagittarius. I can see her putting on a backpack and traveling to southeast Asia just as easily as I can see her walking on a red carpet in a dress by John Galliano, inspired by the designer’s vacation to southeast Asia. Balenciaga, on the other hand, seems to be so cerebral. I guess I get a Virgo vibe from the designs of Balenciaga’s creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière.
His birthday is difficult to confirm. Some sources cite May 9, which would make him a Taurus, like Miuccia Prada — another designer whose work gives me a Virgo vibe.
Whatever the case, I just don’t buy Connelly in Balenciaga. I never have; I never will. It just doesn’t fit.