Ghesquière In N.Y.

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  1. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    in case you've been wondering :p

    from wwd :flower:
     
  2. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    pics form the costume benefit tonight...anyone got a bigger pic?...not impressed with this dress at all...
     
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    or with diane... :unsure:
     
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    :shock: change in direction?
    that is so not what one would expected from NG :blink:

    thanks for the photos softgrey :flower:
     
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    Thanks Lena. :flower:
    Let's see how the "up-town woman" makes it's way to a Balenciaga collection. That and all his other new ideas, like making more "dressy" clothes, will be intresting to see.
    I also so agree with him on the idea of traveling with the collection; like summer in Paris and winter in New York.
     
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    :sick: :yuk:

    This has PPR splattered all over it. Nicholas is being told what to do, that's all. "Uptown" woman? Has anyone been lately to Madison Ave? Those women make me nauseas - they have as much style as groomed poodles. Resurrecting classic Balenciaga? Sure, when your own designs fail. And he's not even talking about keeping with the tradition of Cristobal, he's talking about blatant copies. Bleh - he's a puppet...

    BTW, I would like to nominate NYC Balenciaga store for the most hideous boutique award.
     
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    i am continually surprised and impressed with the directions nicolas ghesquiere takes the house of balenciaga. on some level, we all knew that ghesquiere had to find his way back to the older sophistication that we associate with the grandeur of the old house: we saw it's first peekings with the suit for spring '04, then the further steps with the reworking of that classically balenciaga dress for fall '04-'05; i can't wait to see what's in store for spring. B)
     
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    Faust - Why is the store so awful? I am trying to buy something from there at the moment (a bag - none left in the UK as far as I can establish)...
     
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    Faust - Why is the store so awful? I am trying to buy something from there at the moment (a bag - none left in the UK as far as I can establish)... [/b][/quote]
    It's just ugly. I understand and like minimalist design, but that store takes it way overboard. It just looks like they were too cheap to redesign the warehouse, so they decided not to repaint the walls, not to do redo the floors, but just to throw in a few clothes racks. Ugly.
     
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    It's just ugly. I understand and like minimalist design, but that store takes it way overboard. It just looks like they were too cheap to redesign the warehouse, so they decided not to repaint the walls, not to do redo the floors, but just to throw in a few clothes racks. Ugly. [/b][/quote]
    i find it dreaary and dark...rather claustrophobic and depressing...and a lot of space for very little merchandise...so instead of getting that feeling of one of a kind exclusivity, you feel like you're at a garage sale and there's no good stuff left... :unsure:

    faust pretty much sums it up for me...clearly nicolas is just trying NOT to get fired at this point...amusing really... :innocent:
     
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    i must admit that i am not in love with the new york balenciaga boutique... i feel like i am in a cave or something...but i think that it was brave to break from the "white box" minimalist design so many others follow. and i can say that there are very few stores like it.
     
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    :ninja: can't believe you said 'cave'...that's exactly what i was thinking... :innocent: ;)
     
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    mikeijames no tom ford, no thanks.

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    i just don't think that ghesquiere really is simply saying what they want to hear...there was a similar profile in new york magazine last year where he romanticized about new york in the same way. did anyone see that piece?
     
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    i just don't think that ghesquiere really is simply saying what they want to hear...there was a similar profile in new york magazine last year where he romanticized about new york in the same way. did anyone see that piece? [/b][/quote]
    I saw it. Honestly, I did not read the whole thing and I don't remember much of it, because New York Magazine interviews have become an off-putting socialite sex-and-the-city fluff. They make the interviewees look ditsy and shallow. Do you rememeber interviews with Hillary Swank and McQueen/Liv Tiyler? So inane.
     
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    i must admit that i am not in love with the new york balenciaga boutique... i feel like i am in a cave or something...but i think that it was brave to break from the "white box" minimalist design so many others follow. and i can say that there are very few stores like it. [/b][/quote]
    I think that's what they tried to do, unsuccessfully. CDG store next door is much more innovative and funky, IMHO.
     
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    I don't really understand what NG is DOING with Balenciaga - there doesn't seem to be a great deal of stability there - it doesn't seem to be becoming a 'big name' like the many other resurrected labels (which in a way is good) but neither does it seem to be carving a strong enough look of its own which will bring it a loyal band of devoted followers (like CDG or Dries Van Noten have done - although they have a lot longer to do it). Not sure if NG has ever really lived down the plagiarism accusation. That said I love the little bags & I like the gorgeous Autumn winter grey coat/dress that Louise Pederson wore on the catwalk!! so lovely & well cut/shaped.
     
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    the gucci group did a good job in allowing each of its brands to develop in the niches it felt they would do best in. gucci exploded in one sector while ysl was poised to expand on an entirely different level.

    what nicolas ghesquiere developed in balenciaga was a sort of cult label that had the history and prestige many houses with similar insider status did not. with the name of balenciaga he attracts a different and more discerning customer than a cdg. i think ghesquiere wants to make sure the name of balenciaga stays an important name in fashion and not just a financially successful one.
     
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    but, do you think he is succeeding?
     
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  20. Lena

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    i agree ;)

    seems like there is a new direction (the celebrity image says it all for me)
    but i certainly dont mind the Balenciaga archive copies, they should have been ready ages ago. :innocent:

    the ruined floors/walls esthetics are hyped in Paris (and Athens)
    its supposed to be :rolleyes: "progressive"
    and it may be just that in the hip art students bar that i frequent
    but not for a NY Balenciaga boutique

    i understand the FS NYorker's criticism :ninja:
     

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