|A portrait of Balenciaga|
I love Balenciaga's flare for pushing the "Ladies who Lunch" envelope with creative and often edgy details. I think he was ahead of his time with his techniques in structure and draping. I often wonder if avant-garde designers like McQueen were inspired by Balenciaga's feather dress or the bolero jacket.
|Ferré on the runway|
Balenciaga - Photos courtesy of "Balenciaga", by Marie-Andrée Jouuve, Assouline Publications.
Ferré - Runway photos courtesy of style.com. Front detail blouse photo courtesy of gianfrancoferre.com.
Arm detailed blouse photo courtesy of Voguepedia.