Saillard shows us how our current fashions are not so far removed from the past, if not by functionally then at least by inspiration. Contemporary pieces are paired with historic ones, creating a unique flow through the show. You may find that you will not be comparing old to new. Instead the pieces seem to work together rather than pronounce differences.
This is no new concept here, as we often make comparisons between today's fashion and that of the 18th century. You will remember the recent post on Christian Louboutin's amazing new campaign and the historical inspired fashion that turned heads at the Royal Ascot. To view more items from this show (contemporary and historical), visit the exhibition website.
|Balenciaga par Nicolas Ghesquière|
Ready-to-wear dress, Spring/Summer 2006. Flesh-coloured satin organza, embroidered medallion, undergarments in ecru lace. Collection archives of the Maison Balenciaga. © Marcio MADEIRA / Zeppelin.