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Delfine Bafort | Marie Claire Italia Marzo 2011 by Damien Neva

If you’re already hip to Marie Claire Italia, then seeing brilliant editorials month after month by relatively unfancied photographers will come as nothing new. Truth is, the Hachette monthly under the direction of editor in chief Antonella Antonelli enjoys a cult status amongst fashion folk that is perhaps not too unlike the kind experienced by Ford’s Delfine Bafort. Since featuring prominently for Balenciaga during the S/S 11 show season, the Belgian’s editorial career has undergone a veritable renaissance on the runway and in print. It was never a case of professional disappearance; long-time Ford model Delfine has always worked. Since joining ranks with Paul Rowland‘s board Delfine’s work has become much more visible. Since the start of the year she has featured on the cover of Russh and in the editorial pages of Vogues Nippon & Deutsch, W, T Magazine, Purple, V España, and now Marie Claire Italia photographed by François Rotger. Titled “Shanghai Express” the Raffaella Campeggi-styled story shuttles Delfine around China’s most populous city in a variety of Spring 2011 looks that begin with a signature Hermès number in black. The sprawling editorial makes exceptional use of the vérité backdrops courtesy of Shanghai’s bustling outdoor markets, alleyways, rooftop gardens, high rise interiors, and that couch at the story’s conclusion. There’s not a boring white cyc shot in the entire shoot just as there has seldom been a boring editorial over the span of Delfine’s career. This story taken together with Emily Senko‘s feature and Julia Saner‘s cover firmly cements Marie Claire Italia’s reputation with this page much like Delfine Bafort’s was long before it.

Credits include: Publication, Marie Claire Italia Marzo 2011; Title, “Shanghai Express”; Photography, François Rotger; Fashion editor, Raffaella Campeggi; Hair, Michael Yeung; Makeup, Liu Xiao; Fashion assistance, Fiametta Moscatelli.

Delfine Bafort | Marie Claire Italia Marzo 2011 (Photography: François Rotger)

Delfine Bafort | Marie Claire Italia Marzo 2011 (Photography: François Rotger)

Delfine Bafort | Marie Claire Italia Marzo 2011 (Photography: François Rotger)

Delfine Bafort | Marie Claire Italia Marzo 2011 (Photography: François Rotger)

Delfine Bafort | Marie Claire Italia Marzo 2011 (Photography: François Rotger)

Delfine Bafort | Marie Claire Italia Marzo 2011 (Photography: François Rotger)

Delfine Bafort | Marie Claire Italia Marzo 2011 (Photography: François Rotger)

Delfine Bafort | Marie Claire Italia Marzo 2011 (Photography: François Rotger)

Delfine Bafort | Marie Claire Italia Marzo 2011 (Photography: François Rotger)

Delfine Bafort | Marie Claire Italia Marzo 2011 (Photography: François Rotger)

Delfine Bafort | Marie Claire Italia Marzo 2011 (Photography: François Rotger)

Delfine Bafort | Marie Claire Italia Marzo 2011 (Photography: François Rotger)

Delfine Bafort | Marie Claire Italia Marzo 2011 (Photography: François Rotger)

Delfine Bafort | Marie Claire Italia Marzo 2011 (Photography: François Rotger)

Delfine Bafort | Marie Claire Italia Marzo 2011 (Photography: François Rotger)

Delfine Bafort | Marie Claire Italia Marzo 2011 (Photography: François Rotger)

Delfine Bafort | Marie Claire Italia Marzo 2011 (Photography: François Rotger)

Delfine Bafort | Marie Claire Italia Marzo 2011 (Photography: François Rotger)

Delfine Bafort | Marie Claire Italia Marzo 2011 (Photography: François Rotger)

Delfine Bafort | Marie Claire Italia Marzo 2011 (Photography: François Rotger)

Delfine Bafort | Marie Claire Italia Marzo 2011 (Photography: François Rotger)

Delfine Bafort | Marie Claire Italia Marzo 2011 (Photography: François Rotger)

Delfine Bafort | Marie Claire Italia Marzo 2011 (Photography: François Rotger)

Delfine Bafort | Marie Claire Italia Marzo 2011 (Photography: François Rotger)

Delfine Bafort | Marie Claire Italia Marzo 2011 (Photography: François Rotger)

Delfine Bafort | Marie Claire Italia Marzo 2011 (Photography: François Rotger)


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I like the pix and the shots.
Delfine does not look good blond,she looks much older.
I am super happy for her to be in Marie Claire Italia but change her look…

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