Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Fashion Drama! Balenciaga Banned Editor in Chief Carine Roitfeld of French Vogue

OMG! This is like the day time soap opera meets the Melrose Place kinda drama happened last week during the Paris fall winter 2010 fashion week.  Tthe French fashion house Balenciaga banned French Vogue editor in chief Carine Roitfeld & her team from their show! This is a shocking news! Many designer dreamed of having those influential Vogue editors to grace the front row at their fashion shows and Balenciaga says no to them?! Everyone in the fashion industry were all wondered the cause of this fued.

American Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour (left) & Vogue editor in chief Carine Roitfeld (Right)

At the Nina Ricci show, Carine Roitfeld told WWD: “We’re blacklisted, It’s too bad! it’s a beautiful house and it’s French. I hope that it’s not forever.” She noted Balenciaga no longer advertises in the magazine or lends it clothes, but stopped short of giving any reason for the rift. “Ask them,” she offered. A Balenciaga spokesman declined comment.  For those who doesn't know who Carnie Roitfeld is, click on the media player below to see a little documentary about her.

It's no secret that the House of Balenciaga, which is owned by Gucci Group/PPR, is super conservative when it comes to their show but to blacklist Carine Roitfeld (who wore Balenciaga to many events) and her Vogue Paris team means something serious happened behind closed doors.

Designer of the house of Balenciaga : Nicolas Ghesquiere

Meanwhile, Balenciaga has received mixed reviews on their runway show and has critics divided on the fall collection, which mixed industrial items such as paper and plastic with more luxurious fabrics. Geomatric collages of stiff yet rounded and contrast the matte and shine then the “recycle” theme of newspaper, plastic bags looking fabric and made it into a blouses is the main theme of the show.

Then the shoes! Block-heeled loafers and brogues with the soles encased in chunks of plastic. I personally think it’s fabulous and would totally rock those shoes when I go out, but to some, it might be a little too much.

The designer of Balenciaga Nicolas Ghesquière has totally push the house of Balenciaga to a new direction, some questions about how they will translate to a wearable version when they arrive to the stores, but since everything has already been done in the history of fashion, we desperately needs experimenting talents like Nicolas to push things forward and he did that with extraordinary skills in his March 4th 2010 show at Paris.
Click on the video player below to see Balenciaga Fall Winter 2010 fashion show

So what’s your thoughts about the Paris Vogue editor in chief Carine Roitfeld being banned from his show? And anyone know why? If you knows any inside details please come back and share with us!

Until next time, be well and look fabulous!


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