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19 Apr

New Workwear Essentials You Need For Spring

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From crisp pantsuits in ivory white to a new take on the trench, spring's latest in workwear is nothing short of stylish.

The Deconstructed Suit

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DAN & CORINA LECCA/STUDIO D

Keep the look clean, opting for a sleek high-neck blouse.

From left: Max Mara jacket, $2,690, blouse, $595, jacket, $1,190, skirt, $475, 312-475-9500.

How to Wear It

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Finish the look with white boots in geometric lines and modern gold earrings.

From left: Louis Vuitton tote, $3,850, 866-VUITTON; Fossil smartwatch $255, fossil.com; Pomellato earrings, $5,100, 800-254-6020. 

The Ivory Pantsuit

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DAN & CORINA LECCA/STUDIO D

Choose a tailored white blazer with a notched-lapel collar.

From left: Max Mara jacket, $1,450, 617-267-9775; Polo Ralph Lauren shirt, $198,ralphlauren.com; Monica Rich Kosann necklace, $1,450, monicarichkosann.com. Escada pants, $995, escada.com. 

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27 Mar

Two Major Museum Exhibitions Celebrate Balenciaga’s Fashion Mastery

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"Clothes were his religion," French couturier Christian Dior said of his Spanish confrere Cristóbal Balenciaga. That is evident in the poetic exhibition "Balenciaga: Working in Black" at the Musée Bourdelle in Paris through July 16—one of two major museum shows this year celebrating the 100th anniversary of the fabled Parisian fashion brand. The second, "Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion," opens at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London in late May.

70 Balenciaga pieces are now on display at the Musée Bourdelle in Paris.
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70 Balenciaga pieces are now on display at the Musée Bourdelle in Paris. / Pierre Antoine
Artfully displayed amid the bronzes and marbles of early 20th-century French sculptor Antoine Bourdelle are 70 of Balenciaga's masterpieces, all in black, sourced from the archives of the Palais Galliera fashion museum. Among the many showstoppers are a sexy cowl-back silk crepe cocktail dress, from 1958; an A-line...
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7 Mar

Balenciaga Makes Skirts Out Of Car Mats And Clutches Out Of Side-View Mirrors

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Is there anything Demna Gvasalia can't make cool?
The designer is certainly testing the limits of his cool-making prowess in his fall 2017 collection for Balenciaga, showing skirts made out of car mats, totes made of spare tire covers, and tiny clutches out of side-view mirrors.
Take a look:

Car mat skirts

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The side-view mirror clutch

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Spare tire cover totes

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So can Gvasalia make car-chic happen? I have a feeling we'll be seeing countless street style stars mugging in car mat skirts come October...
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20 Feb

After Balenciaga And Marc Jacobs, Logo Nails Are Trending Again

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As long as nail polish and designer logos have coexisted, women have been painting them on their nails. Still a staple of street culture, the trend has infiltrated the runways several times in recent years. But with the rise of athleisure in fashion, and as our preference for nail art has shifted toward the clean and graphic, logo nails have begun popping up once again in designer collections—and on the well-manicured tips of some of our favorite celebrities. It's an inexpensive and artful way to display your love for your favorite brands—even if it may not be totally legal. But isn't that half the fun?

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23 Jan

The Story Behind That Balenciaga Manicure

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What do Donald Trump and Demna Gvasalia have in common? Well, they’ve both had a meteoric rise to power in a relatively short time, armed with sensibilities that attempt to address “reality” – albeit very different ideas of it. Neither of them are unfamiliar with controversy, and more importantly both are embarking on extreme executive positions that place them at the very top of their respective fields. What’s more, both men are branding geniuses – the demand for a Vetements ‘Securité’ mac almost outstripped the demand for ‘Make America Great Again’ caps. That may be where the similarities end, but it seemed the parallel was splaying on Gvasalia’s mind as he designed his menswear sequel for Balenciaga. Exaggerated tailoring, square...
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7 Jan

How One Designer Went from Making Coffee to Taking Over the Industry

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New year, new designer shake-ups! Chloé is the latest to garner buzz about a creative changing of the guard, as Natacha Ramsay-Levi is set to take her place as the iconic French fashion house's new creative director, according to a Reuters report.
Ramsay-Levi is currently second-in-command to Louis Vuitton Creative Director Nicolas Ghesquière, which means there will be changes at both brands. Previously, she worked with Ghesquière for more than a decade when he helmed Balenciaga, starting with a 2002 internship that had her "cook coffee and sort documents," as told to Germany's Interview. This is just the latest in the industry's musical chairs game, which saw a lot of change in 2016 at Balenciaga, Hugo Boss, and Yves Saint Laurent.

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10 Dec

And Pantone’s 2017 Color Of The year Is…

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For 2016, Pantone selected not one but two colors of the year: Serenity and Rose Quartz (aka millennial pink). And today, we finally got a look at the 2017 Color of The Year: Greenery—a pretty significant departure from this year's pretty pastel hues.

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According to Pantone, the bright yellow-green shade of 'Greenery' symbolizes the "reconnection we seek with nature and all." The color company went on to state that the hue seeks to "revive, restore, and renew"—which a lot of us could certainly use after 2016.

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Greenery has already made appearances on the...
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2 Dec

Why Is Demna such a Hit at Balenciaga

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Success seems to come easily for Demna Gvasalia. The man who brought us Vetements has already spent a little over a year settling into his new position as chief designer at Balenciaga, and the creative shows no signs of disappointing anyone just yet. Implementing codes of power dressing with sophisticated cuts, he’s harkened back to his Georgian roots while still retaining the fashion house’s unshakable heritage. More recently, the label’s SS17 collection featured spandex tights and provocative heels in yet another bold and surprising move for the designer. Gvasalia has been celebrated for his bold fashion pastiche ever since the beginning of his rise to the top, but does the man who put Juicy sweatpants on the runway for Paris haute couture fashion week really belong at...
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17 Oct

A Balenciaga Exhibition Is Coming to London’s Victoria & Albert Museum

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This spring, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London is giving one of the fashion world’s most elusive figures his due. "Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion," which opens next May, will display around 100 garments and 20 hats by the iconic Spanish designer Cristóbal Balenciaga and his successors. The man notoriously gave only one interview throughout his lifetime, creating a certain mystique that never faded. The show marks the 100th anniversary of his first store opening in San Sebastián, Spain and the 80th anniversary of the debut of his famous Paris salon. Curator Cassie Davies-Strodder is focusing on the Balenciaga’s production throughout the 1950s and 1960s, which she asserts is his most creative period. “The exhibition will reveal that unlike many of his...
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