These clothes. I NEED them. I have an innate, carnal need for this collection. I want every look, and I want it now.
Balenciaga: I am your love slave.
It is no secret to you all that I am obsessed with Balenciaga, aka Nicolas Ghesquière, the man behind the label. I admit: I am groupie and I am proud of it. Nicolas turns out the unexpected in a surprisingly chic, fresh way. Yeah. He’s pretty much amazing.
The spring 2010 RTW collection he put forth for Balenciaga yesterday during Paris Fashion Week was no exception. Backstage, the designer says, “I wanted something urban and graphic…collages of natural and synthetic materials, almost like toys.”
YES YES YES AND YES.
The construction. The perfectly placed sheer panels of fabric. The HOODED LEATHER VESTS. The pleated minis made modern. The random flashes of color.
I’ll play with his toys ANYTIME. This show, for me, was a veritable treasure chest of goodies.
Nicolas (is up there with Chloë): I love you. Will you be my fwend?