BALENCIAGA – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW
The Balenciaga Fall show took place on the 27th floor of a Paris skyscraper that had been designed by artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster to Nicolas Ghesquière’s specifications. The result was a neon-lit office with a panoramic view of Paris where the models represented different employees, such as CEOs, interns, and even corporate spies. Ghesquière explains the collection as, “an idea I’ve had for a few years, about corporate clothes, and business-dressing. I wanted to play with it. So I imagined a company, Balenciaga, Inc., and what all the different women would wear to work there.” The collection had a 80s undercurrent, but was decidedly progressive, particularly in the play of proportions that Balenciaga has become iconic for, and the weightless, structured volume in the tops and skirts.
Fashion Week Coverage Directed by Indira Cesarine
Text by Emily Kirkpatrick