balenciaga returns to couture after half century hiatus

Balenciaga returns to couture after half-century hiatus

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  • Published Jul 7, 2021 Reading time 4 minutes Download Print Text size aA+ aA- Published Jul 7, 2021 The silence was intense at Balenciaga, for a show held without any soundtrack to mark the return of the great house to haute couture after over half a century…
  • The applause, however, was resounding after the last of 63 sculpted and voluminous looks by Demna Gvasalia exited the show…
  • [embedded content] Staged inside the house recently restored historic home at 10 avenue George V, before an audience of barely 100, this was the hottest ticket of the season – and justly so…
  • In a co-ed show, the founder uber talented Georgian-born successor Gvasalia opened with a quartet of men suits and tuxedos in fresh wool, one worn on a woman, and all cut with enormous square shoulders and billowing pants, setting the scene and underlining the silhouette…
  • Balenciaga – 50th Couture Collection – Photo: Courtesy of Balenciaga Before pairing several suits with giant padded silk satin cloaks, oddly described as stoles in the program notes, worthy of an opera diva or a medieval potentate…
  • For women, molded and embroidered tweed bouclé cocktails cut like curvy chess pieces wowed, while a Jaffa-orange suit or a deconstructed trench-coat each came with men’s collars that sat three inches away from the neck…
  • Due the pandemic, Gvasalia had over one year to work on this collection, which he called “pure luxury.” Balenciaga – 50th Couture Collection – Photo: Courtesy of Balenciaga Massive funnel necks;..
  • Demna even called in the skills of Irish hatter Philip Treacy for several giant domed hats in black flocked velvet…

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