Balenciaga en Book Talk: New book lifts veil on fashion designer Balenciaga <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Erin Geiger Smith</p> <p>NEW YORK, Feb 7 (Reuters) - When author Mary Blume moved from New York to Paris in the early 1960's, a friend introduced her to Florette Chelot, the top saleswoman for fashion designer Cristobal Balenciaga.</p> <p>The friendship that developed with Chelot was the initial impetus for Blume's new book, "The Master of Us All," which borrows its title from designer Christian Dior's description of Balenciaga.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Balenciaga Business Clothing Cristobal Balenciaga Culture Labor Law Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 10:30:24 +0000 5748620 at Experimental S. Korean designer kicks off Paris fashion week <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Paris fashion week kicked off on Tuesday with a bold, "masculine" collection for women in neutral colours by experimental South Korean designer Moon Young Hee.</p> <p>With Paris playing host to close on 90 ready-to-wear collections and presentations over nine days, the Paris-based designer was among the first on show, sending out an eye-catching autumn/winter 2013/14 collection of voluminous trousers, ruffle-covered tops and floor-length skirts.</p> <p>A master of layering, known for her fluid, feminine designs, she limited herself to a restrained palette of black, white, grey and ecru.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Balenciaga Clothing Culture Entertainment Religion AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:37:40 +0000 5767322 at Wang, Arora turn up the colour at Paris fashion <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Balenciaga designer Alexander Wang on Thursday served up knitwear with a dash of colour at Paris fashion while Manish Arora simply took psychedelic and turned it up several notches. </p> <p>A year after making his debut for Balenciaga, one of the most illustrious names in fashion, New York wonder boy Wang, 30, said he had delved into his own knitwear background for his latest collection, continuing the process he began last season of stamping his own mark on the house.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href=""><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Balenciaga Culture Manish Arora AFP Thu, 27 Feb 2014 19:04:22 +0000 6082565 at