Haute Historian. What Goes Around Comes Around: Cristóbal Balenciaga. Second City Style Fashion Blog

October 19, 2006 • Fashion

Cristóbal Balenciaga

By Stephanie Miller for Second City Style

If the fashion industry is cyclic, with reinvented looks from revered designers filling the runway, then it’s no surprise that a majority of our wardrobes have deep-rooted, even ancient, fashion origins.
Your double-breasted trench coat may have come from H&M, but that
design was created by Thomas Burberry solely for the British army
during World War I. The Burberry trench coat is now a classic and the
tired Burberry brand has evolved into a fashion super power.

Like the trench coat has its roots in well, the trenches, many of the trends we see today are inspired from fashion’s predecessors. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

It seems fitting to showcase the Spaniard who changed the shape of fashion, literally. Cristóbal Balenciaga
has been touted as the master, God, even Sensei, thanks to his
revolutionary silhouettes, his vision of the female body and his
remarkable, perfect precision cutting. He changed Mid-Twentieth century fashion. Read More

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