Balenciaga tuned down his usual sci-fi tendencies in favour of a more "Parisean Chic" collection for AW09. A lot of drapery in soft silks, satins and velvets graced the runway in feminine colours of pinks and pastel shades.
The shapes and silouhettes show the female form in all its glory, with hip hugging dresses and draping from the waist. The streaked and spotted print dresses and shirts with puffed shoulders suggested an 80s influence whereas overall the collection has an air of structure and sophistication. With critics labelling it "Wearable" and "Money in the bank" - a rare comment in this credit crunch!