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Balenciaga, An Homage to Cristobal

I am in awe of Demna Gvasalia's couture dresses created in honor of the house of Balenciaga's 100th anniversary. Gvasalia pulled images from the house archives and recreated 9 of Cristobal Balenciaga's iconic voluminous silhouettes, adding a few updates, such as pockets, to suit the modern woman.

Several years ago I saw the incredible 'Balenciaga: Spanish Master' exhibit in New York curated by Hamish Bowles where I had the opportunity to see see many of the original pieces that inspired these 9 dresses up close (I so regret not snapping any photos that day!) Balenciaga's bold shapes, sculpted to perfection, are among my favorite couture creations of all time. Gvasalia's homage was executed perfectly - these pieces delightfully highlight Cristobal Balenciaga's lasting influence on designers to this day.

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