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19-11-2005
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I really love the pictures in EllaH's post (#28) ...

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This thread is amazing! I love his designs!

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simply marvelous and breathtaking...

genuinely inspiring...

thannks to ella for starting this thread and to everyone who has contirbuted...
this is what tFS is about!!...

great thread!......



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my favorite is this cape:
balenciaga.bmp

his work is unparalleled...
his dramatic sense of proportion...
the complexity of his structuring in order to achieve the final, and often very simple, forms...
so elegant and genuine...

the images is from a very small book on his work...
it does him no justice... he deserves much more...
but it's a nice little collection of images...
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/284...books&v=glance

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here is the cape again, next to a more recent one by nicolas (i think)...
le chou noir.bmp
source: "extreme beauty: the body transformed"

i love the original...

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had to dig through my stuff and find a couple more that i had...
(both these) circa 1950...
taffeta 1951.jpg vogue 1950.jpg

digging up these images has really inspired me...

amazing textures and silhouettes...
this man was an architect who had a deep understanding the materials he was working with...

this is such a wonderful thread...

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10-12-2005
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From the "Fashion in Colors" exhibition:


http://ndm.si.edu/EXHIBITIONS/fashion_in_colors/


nytimes.com

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Thank you for the pictures DosViolines!

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simply marvelous and breathtaking...

genuinely inspiring...

thannks to ella for starting this thread and to everyone who has contirbuted...
this is what tFS is about!!...

great thread!......


I second that.I've only just discovered this thread and it's wonderful

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Thanks to everyone who have posted pictures in this thread. They're amazing. Balenciaga is truely an inspiration... a sculpturer!
Imagine if you could buy clothes like this today


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Imagine if you could buy clothes like this today
I wish.

Though Nicolas is really staying true to the houses roots, it seems...



BTW, that reinvented cape is from a Balenciaga collection, but a Theyskens* for Balenciaga collection.

*Actually the designer previous to Ghesquiere was Mechior Thimister...Got thier names confused...

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OOoooo amazing pics i love 50's and 60's Haute couture lovely

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It is all breathtakingly sculptural!

Most designers today seem to be trend forcasters- changing simply for the sake of change- I love to see things like this to remind us of the true ART that fashion can be.

I think Nicolas Ghesquiere is doing an amazing job following in his footsteps

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i think fashion people are a little jaded...

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http://www.apph25.dsl.pipex.com/bygo...ciaga-suit.jpg

http://almanaque.folha.uol.com.br/im...alenciaga1.jpg

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