Ensemble, Balenciaga by Demna Gvasalia


  • Balenciaga by Demna Gvasalia

  • Satin label woven on the blouse, inside neckline middle back and on the skirt, inside waist middle back, black on ivory: "BALENCIAGA / PARIS"
  • Ready to wear, Fall-Winter 2016-17
  • Viscose crepe (?) printed with orange, yellow, green on a black background. Black viscose (?) canvas embroidered with silk threads in shades of orange, yellow, pink, pink, green, silvery Lurex. Overthreaded holes. Black leather.
  • GAL2019.5.1 à 4
  • Donation of Balenciaga – Vogue Paris Foundation 2018
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

The Balenciaga brand, founded in 1937 by the eponymous couturier, appointed in 2016 the Georgian-born designer Demna Gvasalia as head of the artistic direction of his ready-to-wear. The latter became known for the success of his label Vêtements founded in 2015 for which he diverts the normcore aesthetic, a movement that plays with a normality of appearance evoking a refusal to accept fashion. To do this, he takes back work clothes (DHL t-shirt) or urban clothes (a hoodie) that he diverts by simple details into objects of equivocal luxury.

He energizes the archives of the illustrious house from which he draws his inspiration.

Coming from the designer's first collection, the blouse, skirt and leggings set is a tribute to the sought-after materials often printed with flowers, the sophistication of which made Cristobal Balenciaga famous in the 1950s and 1960s.

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Notice's author : Alexandre Samson