An important and truly sensational Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière iridescent ocean blue heavy pleated jacket dating back to his highly acclaimed 2009 spring/summer collection. As shown, this is documented look #12, and this limited edition treasure is unworn with original tags. Nicolas Ghesquière talked about this collection as an exploration of "matte and shine, playing with textures to see how they reflect or absorb light. And playing with our house codes." The fabric of this epic jacket is a masterpiece; heavily pleated iridescent mid-weight silk with a unique metallic metal finish. Vogue stated, "There's nothing remotely simple, however, about the complex, futuristic synthesis of line, cut, and glinting surfaces that played out on his runway. The genius of Balenciaga is Ghesquière's projection of couture techniques into the world of new technology. A crude stab at describing it might be sci-fi couture, but the truth is his mind-set renders stock fashion vocabulary redundant. Ghesquière works without references or narrative, pushing experimentation with fabric and cut to the nth degree." I adore the overall futuristic mermaid vibe of the piece. The workmanship is impeccable and has the type of seamed pattern work that one rarely sees today. The relaxed rounded shoulders, open front has a brilliant body-skimming shape. I especially love the complex bell-sleeves which really dazzle the eye. This is that iconic versatile day to night statement piece every fashionista looks for. It is an exquisite example of wearable luxury from one of the most important houses of the modern era.
Measurements Marked a European 38 Bust: 32-38 inches (due to open style) Sleeve Length: 24 inches Total Length: 25 inches
This 2009 spring/summer Balenciaga designer jacket is in beautiful condition with original tags still attached. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.