BALENCIAGA PRE-FALL 09//refined barbarism??

From Womens Wear Daily
Note the decidedly un-Ghesquiere sillouhette of the biker boots and corseted mid-calf dress in #1…
and the shoes in look #6…!!
As for the fur arm length mittens…
I'm sorry, I can't help myself…but you know you were thinking it too.
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  1. amber says:

    I am coveting every single pair of those shoes.

  2. WAX says:

    the third look is so damn fine.

  3. Ashton says:

    I really like it. I love the last look, and from what I can tell the shoes look great.

  4. Patricia says:

    I’ve said it before, I’ve made I “heart” icons because of it.. I simply adore Balenciaga footwear!

  5. ashley says:

    hahahah bear arms made me laugh. idk i’m not feeling these looks though. except for #6, which is really nice. the others I could take em or leave em. what do you all think?

  6. Emily Rose says:

    I laughed out loud at your bear arms reference… I definitely thought it too. I want all the shoes!!!

  7. DUSKIN says:

    LOVE the pale pink fur.

  8. Sophie says:

    Hot, hot! Me like!:) /Sophie from Sweden♥

  9. addison says:

    i love the dress in the last row! it is gorgeous.

  10. Hanna says:

    I love all of the shoes! I especially love the pants in #5 and #6. Actually all look good to me except the fur. Ha and I totally thought of the second amendment picture too!

  11. zana says:

    I too was struck by the clunker boots, but at the same time was a bit excited because I have a pair of flat frye engineer boots that I struggle to find a silhouette for. Not that that a formal gown is totally correct, but still a step in the right direction.
    Also, this collection seems the most “wearable” and influenced by current themes in street fashion of the elite than any that I’ve seen him do before.
    And last but not least, BRING ON THE GRAY!

  12. Zori says:

    OMG, I am totally in love with the look of the 6th picture. The shoes are amazing. I have recently purchased Puma Ferro Boots and understood that the platforms could be comfortable.
    Thank you for sharing this!

  13. Brigadeiro says:

    I’m in LOVE! How absolutely gorgeous! Except for some questionable hand/arm accessories…haha!

  14. vintage Tea says:

    Looking good! I love the trousers. x

  15. Bibi says:

    I really love the pants! And the 2.nd look is amazing!

  16. charlene says:

    Oh my goooood, this is gorgeous. i’m totally in love.

  17. The Minx says:

    these are ridiculous! In an amazing way of course. #6 is actually perfect.

  18. giggleness says:

    the shoes. shoes. shoes. i want them.

  19. Kristin says:

    effff, i need both pairs of pants !

  20. meghan says:

    HAHAHA, oh my god, I had just (last week!) taken apart an old fur coat to make it into a vest and was left with the sleeves, and I put them on as a total joke to show my husband. We both wore them around the house pretending to be bears for a while. But NEVER would I think anyone in fashion would take something like that seriously….
    (BTW, I may make them into fuzzy leg-warmers/boots… maybe. I’m probably just going to use the extra fur to make hats or a pillow though!)

  21. Sarah says:

    OMG , such beautiful outfits!!!
    great shoes especially

  22. Laurence says:

    OMG the third silhouette is soo cool 8)

  23. Amy Williams says:

    I’m loving this so far actually, the second look is great, and the grey pants are amazing!

  24. Charm says:

    Those pants! They’re going to haunt my dreams. The styling! I’m going to be daydreaming about those pictures all day…

  25. Are you just in love with those shoes??
    The gray oxford wedges are amazing
    It is a little unlike ghesquiere but I’m really sick of this pre-fall, resort, pre-spring stuff. I think the designers are putting too muc pressure on themselves, and who can really afford to buy all this stuff these days..

  26. Hapsical says:

    Oh wow, Ghesquière never fails to amaze.
    I love your blog, it’s tres cool
    If you have a moment to check out mine and tell me what you think that’d be amazing, but i totally understand if you don’t

  27. naboonies says:

    OMG, the drop crotch invasion! the first three looks look messy to me… and the last look (leggings with ankle boots? hmmm)
    All in all these pieces are great in separate.

  28. Fannah says:

    it does look a little gorilla, was what i was thinking. i DO love the shoes, indeed the ones in picture 6 are amaaaaazing =o not the biggest balecniaga-fan myself, but apart from the ape-sleeves this collection’s pretty good.

  29. AK says:

    Ah-MAY-zing!!!!! I’ll take of of each, please lol ;)

  30. I am in love with the trousers!!

  31. RWS says:

    those pants are fabulous

  32. Marylou says:

    The grey shoes OMG !!!

  33. Elyssa Jo says:

    looks 3 and 5 are so amazing!!!11

  34. The Doctor says:

    ROFL on the second amendment.
    This collection is absolutely amazing, and I think your title is dead on.

  35. Kathleen says:

    The second and sixth looks are pure love.
    This is one of my favorite collections thus far for pre-fall ’09.

  36. Sara says:

    OHH MY G, the shoes! Aren’t they beautiful?!
    P.S. You should totally create a new set of fashion amendments… just sayin’.

  37. Pati says:

    look no.3 and no.6 are AMAZING
    balenciaga does it again!
    omg and the shoes i want i want i want

  38. Cris says:

    hahaha you’re right!
    I love the 3rd look, specially the jacket… It’s just perfect!

  39. Min says:

    haha…this is great! i love the cut of the pants.

  40. philippine says:

    i make a new blog! a french fashion blog…
    your blog is so beautiful! really!
    i love your closes and YOU’R SOES!!!!!

  41. such gorgeousness!!!
    i wrote a feature on weardrobe, check it out?

  42. Raquel says:

    I hate 1, 4 an 7th outfits.. but I ABSOLYTELY LOVE the rest of them!!!!(L)(L) And I’m going to DIY a pair of trousers like the grey ones :O

  43. Milly says:

    I love it! More images for my mood board. I need more harem pants, more I say! So chuffed that Jourdan got booked for Balenciaga – what a star :)

  44. Karen.D says:

    Don’t know why, but those powder blue shoes in the 5th pic are calling me… I have a thing about blue shoes. They give such an unexpected slant to the whole monochrome look.
    Love your blog BTW, would sacrifice a limb to own your shoe collection! (By limb, I mean an arm. Losing a leg would leave a lot of lovely shoes unworn!)

  45. pants and shoes on look 5 and 6 are my fav of all these. i’d really like to see the black boots’ heel. they look amazing. oh God. i just won’t ever be able to stop shopping if beautiful things like these keep coming out :O

  46. Sandy says:

    sigh… so in love.

  47. marian says:

    Sixth look is number one too.the dress and flat boots are perfect. also think your title is on is all slightly barbaric.Not so sure about the gorilla fur arms though :o)
    muah x

  48. CC says:

    Those are def. the best fur designs Ive seen in a while. The pale peach is stunning not to mention the pants paired with it. Good eye dear.
    LA street style

  49. Tina says:

    Divine! I absolutely love it! Balenciaga is so wonderful!

  50. Love says:

    superbe !
    balenciaga toujours aussi chic! et cette collection est pleine de poésie !