Ensemble, Balenciaga by Demna Gvasalia

SWING" PARKA, PULLOVER, SPINDLE TROUSERS, PAIR OF "BROOCH" EARRINGS, "L" POCKET AND PAIR OF "LACE UP" PUMPS

  • Balenciaga by Demna Gvasalia

  • Label on the woven satin parka, inside middle back neckline, black on white: " BALENCIAGA / PARIS ".
  • Prêt-à-porter, automne-hiver 2016-17
  • Washed ultramarine blue and black technical cotton canvas. Straps in silver reflective coating. Metal. Plastic. Ultramarine satin. Silver Lurex jacquard jersey. Drill black Japanese nylon. Black elastane mesh. Crystal brilliants set in a bowl with palladium-plated brass claws. Black centaur calf leather. Silver plated metal. Black satin. Mirror glitter embroidery, rhinestones and transparent pearls.
  • GAL2020.3.1.1-8
  • Donation of Balenciaga - Vogue Paris Foundation 2019
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

Of Georgian origin, Demna Gvasalia studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp before joining the Maison Martin Margiela, then Louis Vuitton. From 2014 to 2019, her brand "Vêtements" will make her famous. His transgressive fashion shows, like his fashion, attracted the attention of the Kering group, which in 2016 offered him the artistic direction of the House of Balenciaga.

Transgressive, this silhouette adds a parka, a heavy winter jacket, to an evening outfit made up of black drill trousers, a clutch bag and heavily embroidered satin pumps.

This simple stylistic game should not, however, make us forget the skilful cut of the parka, tilted backwards, in homage to the way Cristobal Balenciaga himself worked his profiles and the skilful balance of his models from the end of the 1950s.

Notice's author : Alexandre Samson