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 wrote:

    I am coveting every single pair of those shoes.

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  2. WAX wrote:

    the third look is so damn fine.

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  3. Ashton wrote:

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

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  4. Patricia wrote:

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

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  5. ashley wrote:

    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?

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  6. Emily Rose wrote:

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

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  7. DUSKIN wrote:

    LOVE the pale pink fur.

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  8. Sophie wrote:

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

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  9. addison wrote:

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

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  10. Hanna wrote:

    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!

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  11. zana wrote:

    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!

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  12. Zori wrote:

    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!

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  13. Brigadeiro wrote:

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

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  14. Looking good! I love the trousers. x

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  15. Bibi wrote:

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

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  16. charlene wrote:

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

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  17. The Minx wrote:

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

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  18. giggleness wrote:

    the shoes. shoes. shoes. i want them.

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  19. Kristin wrote:

    effff, i need both pairs of pants !

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  20. meghan wrote:

    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!)

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  21. Sarah wrote:

    OMG , such beautiful outfits!!!
    great shoes especially

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  22. Laurence wrote:

    OMG the third silhouette is soo cool 8)

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

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  24. Charm wrote:

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

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  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..

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  26. Hapsical wrote:

    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

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  27. naboonies wrote:

    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.

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  28. Fannah wrote:

    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.

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  29. AK wrote:

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

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  30. I am in love with the trousers!!

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  31. RWS wrote:

    those pants are fabulous

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  32. Marylou wrote:

    The grey shoes OMG !!!

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  33. Elyssa Jo wrote:

    looks 3 and 5 are so amazing!!!11

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  34. The Doctor wrote:

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

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  35. Kathleen wrote:

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

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  36. Sara wrote:

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

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  37. Pati wrote:

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

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  38. Cris wrote:

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

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  39. Min wrote:

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

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  40. philippine wrote:

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

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  41. chauss wrote:

    shoes. :)

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

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  43. Raquel wrote:

    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

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  44. Milly wrote:

    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 :)

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  45. Karen.D wrote:

    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!)

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  46. 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

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  47. Sandy wrote:

    sigh… so in love.

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  48. marian wrote:

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

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  49. CC wrote:

    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

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  50. Tina wrote:

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

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  51. Love wrote:

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

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