Wednesday, September 03, 2014


A few years back I did a post on inspirations from the great master of Couture, Cristobal Balenciaga 1895-1972.
But never managed to follow up on it, untill now. So here is a few more, that still have presence today.


This selection of dresses are so pure and simple, but the flounces and the asymetric cuts - some of Balenciaga´s characteristics - still makes them very effectful and modern today.

No wonder why Hubert de Givenchy, Oscar de La Renta, Andre Courreges, Emanuel Ungaro and so many designers of today still gets inspired by his designs.

Maybe because he was very thorough in his high standards of workmanship. He liked to experiment and create. He was one of the only ones who actually could design, cut and execute his own dresses.

You clearly see his design philosophy in everything he did.

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