Brisk, repeated loops of footage played against a rhythmic, mystery-invoking soundtrack make this spring 2013 video from Pierre Balmain oddly captivating. Anna Selezneva stars with an anonymous male figure – a hand here, a shadow against the swimming pool there – perhaps it’s his eyes we’re seeing through.

Either way Selezneva is the center of attention in a micro-mini skirt and pointed stiletto pumps, running and relaxing in the grounds of some luxurious country house.

Anna Selezneva Pierre Balmain video

The collection was “inspired by glamour under the sun, notably the grand hotels of Nice and the French Riviera, the chic styling of iconic French actress Jeanne Moreau as seen in Jacque Demy’s classic 1963 film “La Baie des Anges,” and the renowned Parisian club in the 80s Les Bains Douches.”

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