Barbara Blanchard is a Paris based Casting Director.
She began her career at her Dad’s avant-garde agency, JAVA Models in the early 90s. While attaining a master’s degree in English Literature & Civilization, she freelanced for then emerging French Designers Isabel Marant, Xuly.Bët, and Christophe Lemaire – ultimately laying the groundwork for her own casting company in 2000. Clients included : Christophe Lemaire, Hermès, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Jean-Paul Knott, Lacoste, Louis Féraud, Nina Ricci (…)
Iconic Casting Director Russell Marsh offered her an assisting job in 2007, which later developed into his Associate Casting Director for worldwide Fashion Weeks over 9 years. Clients included : Acné Studios, Céline, Christopher Kane, Jonathan Saunders, Dries Van Noten, Miu Miu, Richard Nicoll, Paul Smith, Philosophy, Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria Beckham (…)
Barbara also brought her seasoned perspective to French Elle Magazine as Casting Director, starting in 2014. For 3 years, she collaborated with eminent Fashion photographers.
Always on the move, she has bolstered her portfolio by contributing to international Independent Publications. Barbara is currently following her Casting journey developing her freelance activities.