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House of Balenciaga (French, founded 1937). Nicolas Ghesquière (French, born 1971). Dress, spring-summer 2008, Prêt–à–Porter. Machine–sewn, laser–cut, and perforated polychrome–printed silk satin, laminated to warp–knit mesh and black silk–synthetic scuba knit; machine–stitched eyelets, hand–threaded with black synthetic laces. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope.

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House of Balenciaga (French, founded 1937). Nicolas Ghesquière (French, born 1971). Dress(detail), spring/summer 2008, Prêt–à–Porter. Machine–sewn, laser–cut, and perforated polychrome–printed silk satin, laminated to warp–knit mesh and black silk–synthetic scuba knit; machine–stitched eyelets, hand–threaded with black synthetic laces. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. 

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