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Balenciaga: Borrow or Steal?!

THE GHESQUIÈRE EFFECT


It's bound to happen; you see one of your favorite designer's collections and you start to obsess over every, little detail... that is, until your brain decides, "Hey, wait a minute. I've seen this stuff -somewhere- before..." 
  
To show just how much of a 'designer's designer' Nicolas Ghesquière actually is, STYLE 101 has taken the time to provide you with a short list of creative types that he "might have inspired" along the way; and yes, this includes -of course- his Balenciaga successor, Mr. Alexander Wang
  
(Nicolas Ghesquière)
  
Further commenting on the success of Ghesquière's previous collections (circa 2009), Style.com's Sarah Mower said, "It's a sign of a designer's influence when his work is knocked off as fast as the mass market can run." And here are a few examples of just that... 

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...PLEASE NOTE: 
I do not claim nor propose that these "similar" designs are -or- were a direct copy/rip-off/knock-off of Ghesquière's work at Balenciaga! This post simply shows that sometimes, a designer's creative wires can get a little crossed, and we (the consumers), "might" end up seeing something on a runway (or in stores), that we've previously seen before... That's all. 
  
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References: 
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2 comments:

  1. This is such a relief and so on point, because I SWEAR this happens all the time with great designers like Nick... please keep telling the truth STYLE 101... lol ;-P

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