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Nicolas Ghesquiere, Creative Director of Balenciaga
What do you think of this :-

http://www.guardian.co.uk/weekend/st...404852,00.html


Is this the kiss of death , since many here have mentioned BALENCIAGA'S precarious position with GUCCI , and the fact that the clothes sizing for both women and men leaves much to be desired ?

Are the clothes there simply to highlight the accessories ?

( Moderator - please feel free to combine this with any other thread , although the only one I can find is about the availability of the men's line ) .

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thanks for the article kit...

ghesquiere really doesn't interest me...and i don't see the 'beautiful' part either...
he's completely inconsistent...

maybe a 'one hit wonder' with the bag being the 'hit single'...

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I agree with the inconsistency, up until this spring's line I hadn't been liking his collections since 2002. As he's grown in recognition the designs went from being cutting edge and avant garde to pretentious. I mean, yes he has talent, but for a while he was wasting it.....mabye things will pick up again for Balenciaga.

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........... mabye things will pick up again for Balenciaga.
With a pair of women's trousers at just under £1000 !!!

You've got to be kidding !!!

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I bought a Balenciaga blue nylon top a few weeks back that was reduced from several hundred pounds. It was basically a mac in a nice colour with a nice shape. I would have been majorly p-ssed off if I'd paid full price. I'm guessing the crazy pricing is deliberate...

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With a pair of women's trousers at just under £1000 !!!

You've got to be kidding !!!
See, obviously I've never been in the boutique....that's a bit nutty!

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What do you think of this :-

http://www.guardian.co.uk/weekend/st...404852,00.html


Is this the kiss of death , since many here have mentioned BALENCIAGA'S precarious position with GUCCI , and the fact that the clothes sizing for both women and men leaves much to be desired ?

Are the clothes there simply to highlight the accessories ?

( Moderator - please feel free to combine this with any other thread , although the only one I can find is about the availability of the men's line ) .
The word "hype" comes to mind

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Though I have to admit the collection has been going pretty downhill, and it's been especially perceivable during the S/S 05 show, where every single thing was just wrong, I'll never forget some of the most exceptionnal pieces he've done before.

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i enjoyed reading this article.

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i liked that article...seemed sort of generic though...like it's been sitting on a shelf somewhere.

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I've come to really like Ghesquière, I'd say he's one of the few non-derivative designers working today. You don't often mistake Balenciaga for someone else's work. And I like that he's not afraid to do a 180-degree turn from season to season, although this has admittedly led to some wildly inconsistent collections. As a general rule of thumb, I'd say his winter collections tend to be good, and his summer collections tend to fall anywhere between underwhelming and repulsive (S/S 2005 excepted, I loved it).

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i liked that article...seemed sort of generic though...like it's been sitting on a shelf somewhere.
As the Gruaniad's usual bum typography is missing, you may well be right...

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That's a whole lotta tassels.

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he is genius, the perfect human being, i am in awe!!!!!!
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