Nicolas Ghesquière constantly surprises and amazes me; I did not expect this girly and fem collection but I love it! “High tech is over,” he declared before showing his Balenciaga collection. “And the clubbing.” In its place are softly draped skirts and prettily folded dresses with meticulous tailoring; very “Parisian” as Ghesquière describes it. The Hôtel de Crillon offered a sophisticated backdrop for Balenciaga Fall 2009 collection that is probably the most commercial one Ghesquière has ever shown.
I am intrigued by the draped skirts; I’d have to try it on to determine its wearability but from the photos it looks they’d hide flaws and accentuate waists. I am not as crazy for the floral dresses with wide shoulders like the one on the left, it’s not flattering on 6′ tall and tres slim models so I can’t imagine what it will look like on an average girl. For those who are shopping the shows– I’d stick with the draped skirts, pick up a cinched jacket or sequined dress and call it a season.