BALENCIAGA
51ST COUTURE
LOOK 2
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... SCUBA BODYSUIT WITH GLOVES IN BLACK, JAPANESE NEOPRENE FACE SHIELD, AND SPEAKER BAG, SPACE 2.0 SHOES IN GLOSSY RUBBER ...


FASHION SHOW
JULY 6, 2022

BALENCIAGA GOES BACK TO THE FUTURE — BY INDIA ESPY

CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF BALENCIAGA, DEMNA, PRESENTED THE 51ST COUTURE COLLECTION IN PARIS YESTERDAY, HIS SECOND WITH THE HOUSE. JAPANESE-ENGINEERED NEOPRENE MASK MODELS’ FACES, EXCEPT THOSE OF CELEBRITIES — KIM KARDASHIAN, NICOLE KIDMAN, NAOMI CAMPBELL — UNTIL LOOK 38. LOCATED IN THE HISTORIC SALON ON 10 AVENUE GEORGES V, DEMNA’S TAKE ON A “NEW FUTURE” ADVANCED THE COLLECTION FROM THE PAST AND PRESENT.

COLLECTIBLE WATCH EARRINGS, FOR EXAMPLE, MANIPULATE TRADITIONAL HOUSE TECHNIQUES WITH NEW TECHNOLOGY VISIBLE IN DEMNA’S PREVIOUS COLLECTIONS. THE SPEAKER BAG, SPACE PUMP, AND SCUBA LATEX ADVANCED TWEED, FRINGE, AND FEATHER TROMPE L’ŒIL EMBROIDERY IN THE 59-LOOK COLLECTION. ALUMINUM JERSEY IN CRINKLED T-SHIRTS AND CREWNECKS LIKE WITH UP-CYCLED LEATHER AND DENIM.

HIGH COLLAR COATS TRANSITION INTO EVENING WEAR AS HYPER-VISIBLE FACES TAKE THE FLOOR. A SELECTION OF GOWNS INCLUDED A BODYSUIT DRESS WITH GLOVES ON KIM KARDASHIAN AND SHINY SILK TAFFETA BALL GOWN ON NAOMI CAMPBELL.

BALENCIAGA COUTURE COLLECTIONS, HOWEVER, WERE NOT CONFINED TO THE SALON THAT DAY. DOWNSTAIRS OF THE ATELIER AND 51ST PREMIERE, BALENCIAGA OPENED A HAUTE COUTURE STORE FOR MADE-TO-MEASURE “SEE NOW, BUY NOW” RUNWAY LOOKS.