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Winter blue II –House of Balenciaga

Posted by helen on December 8, 2016

House of Balenciaga Fall 1961
Metropolitan Museum Collection: http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/95416

Does yellow look better than Blue?   Balenciaga Made it in Pink, too, only the underskirt has feather trim instead of ruffles.

Mattel might have attempted to add the blue gown to the Silkstone Collection, perhaps because the gown looks plain & simple, but it would still cost a lot of work to make it.  so BMFC decided to stay with its routine Black & Pink: Siren(1957)  (its also a Timeless Museum piece)

Barbie teaches you that a  strong sense of market is always more important than artistic talents .  Barbie’s dresses are from somewhere, museum or runway or old magazines, etc.  someone has made it, some one has wore it,  but why the “Barbie Designers”  choose this one not that one?  the key question is “which one sells best?”

Both the dress and tiered under skirt are fully lined to honor the original design.

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2 Responses to “Winter blue II –House of Balenciaga”

  1. Becky said

    Gorgeous rendition, Helen!

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