Francisco Lachowski Balmain Eyewear Campaign
Top models Francisco Lachowski and the beautiful Riley Montana together for the Balmain 2016 spring summer eyewear campaign. Photographed by Steven Klein. Riley Montana and Francisco look great wearing Naomi chain embellished sunglasses for the collection.
Riley Montana is counting her blessings. The 22-year-old Detroit native, repped by New York Model Management, got her big break when she was cast in Givenchy’s spring campaign and pre-fall look book. “Riccardo took a chance on me,” she said. “I was brand new. He supports diversity and I love that about him. He doesn’t care about what people think.” Since then, the New York-based newcomer has scored editorials in W, Vogue Paris, V, Harper’s Bazaar U.K., i-D, Love, Numéro and CR Fashion Book.
Steven Klein’s hyperreal, pin-sharp and sexually charged photography has captivated the fashion industry for 28 years since his first professional job, shooting a Christian Dior campaign in 1985.
Klein is regularly called to shoot campaigns for Balenciaga, Alexander Wang , Louis Vuitton , Roberto Cavalli , Chanel, Christian Dior, Emporio Armani, Calvin Klein , Tom Ford and Dolce & Gabanna.
Klein’s editorial work is renowned for its ability to transform his subjects’ images into powerful visual statements, magnifying popular conceptions of the individual or the inspiration behind the story.