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Paris Fashion Week, Fall 2007: Balenciaga


What do tweeds, tie dye and track pants have in common? Nicolas Ghesquière's Fall 2007 Balenciaga collection. At first glance I thought this was a doomed hodge podge of ideas but after viewing the whole presentation I was elated by the intriguing mixmastering.

What a departure from his cyborg-beauties-on-steroids Spring collection! He has softened his perspective and this Fall's offerings are sure to have much broader appeal. While some may be taken aback by the white eyebrows and haphazard pairings, I thought it was inspirational. The rules no longer apply: you can and should mix and match! My favorite pieces were the prep school blazers, especially the ones with fur collars, and the crazy unique silk dresses. But once again with the jodhpurs! Sighted at Roberto Cavalli, I'm sorry but this is a Fall trend I will not be partaking in.

To see the rest of my Paris Fashion Week Fall 2007 coverage click here.

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