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Sketch (left) of Balenciaga 'Infanta' evening dress, published in Vogue, 1939; a photograph of the same dress, 1939. Photo by George Hoyningen-Huene.
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Brilliantly Balenciaga

Described as “Fashion’s Picasso” by Cecil Beaton, Cristóbal Balenciaga certainly redefined the shape of fashion when he founded his eponymous house in Spain. However it wasn’t until he moved his studio to Paris in 1937, and produced his first runway collection, that the name Balenciaga became a sought-after name.

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Paris Chic

If there’s any woman who exudes je ne sais quoi, it’s Inès de la Fressange. So it’s no wonder then that at 54 years old, she’s still being flooded with requests from fashion and beauty houses who wish to capture a piece of her elusive appeal.

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