Thursday, April 2, 2015

A Fine Vintage #2: Nicolas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga Spring 2002

Do you remember the most coveted fashion item for Spring 2002?  Let me jog your memory...

That is the former model, muse, now shoe designer, Tabitha Simmons wearing the hottest pants of 2002.  Everyone wanted those slouchy army green cargo pants and they still look good.  I loved this collection because it was such a cool and relaxed silhouette.  Of course, there was a little fashion drama and scandale when Ghesquiere was called out for a very direct inspiration of an obscure San Francisco designer, Kaisik Wong's 1973 patchwork vest.  But all is fair in love and fashion and I loved the vest and perhaps it brought some attention to the work of Wong (who died of Aids related leukemia in 1990.

I wish Ghesquiere would revisit this silhouette for Louis Vuitton where everything has been very trim and fitted.

Anyhoo, here is a fine vintage by Nicolas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga from Spring 2002.  Enjoy!

p.s. I am always looking for Ghesquiere for Balenciaga runway pieces, so if you have any Balenciaga hanging in your closet and you are ready to part with, please get in touch with us at!

xo, Juliana

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