Designers have been plundering the back catalogues of fashion for inspiration for some time now, but for Spring/Summer 2009 Balenciaga have come up with quite a nifty idea. Pillaging the treasure trove that is the brand's design history, they have chosen twenty six designs from the house archives to recreate for sale once more as the Balenciaga.Edition collection.
Shown above is the Summer 1952 dress from an Cristobel Balenciaga design. Each piece is being recreated using research into original fabrics, but with the added expertise and finishing of modern construction techniques.
This dress is available now at Browns, with more designs to follow.