Notes on Style and Fashion

Balenciaga Doing What Balenciaga Does Best

Posted on: October 3, 2007

I first read the woNicolas Ghesquièrerds Nicolas Ghesquière about eight years ago. The context in which my eyes skimmed that name is quite…unique. I loved reading Internet soap operas at the time. There happened to be web drama title “A Lovely Light,” which took place in bitchy Hollywood, with actors who were up-and-coming and socialites who were fighting the aging process. In any case, the author of this web drama (I forget her name) named dropped various designers, and the name Nicolas Ghesquière was one of those. Maybe it was the fancy accent mark over the “e” in Ghesquière that stuck out to me, but ever since then I have never forgotten his name. It doesn’t hurt that he isn’t bad to look at.

And neither is his collection. The classic Balenciaga shape is present in the clothes the models wore, but those fabrics are simply heavy and lush. The shimmer beneath the lights are spectacular.

Of course, there was also this piece (and several others like it) that reminded me of what Bradley Baumkirchner created for his Cher-inspired piece on Project Runway‘s Seaosn Three. And it wasn’t good.

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la fashionista has had an interest in fashion and style since childhood when she first saw her mother dress in the various fashion of the 80s. Her mother was also a great seamstress, which was a definite influence on la fashionista's foray into fashion. Sadly, her mother's sewing talent did not get passed on to la fashionista.

But that doesn't mean that she doesn't still love talking about fashion. Because she does!

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