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Book review: The Master of Us All, by Mary Blume

Paris-based journalist Mary Blume knows that many in the current generation associate Balenciaga not with the artful, painstaking couture of the master, but with the ready-to-wear line, sneakers, bags and burgeoning boutiques of the designer's recent successor, Nicolas Ghesquiere. Would Balenciaga have approved of this approach?

17 Mar 2013 - 4:45PM

Paris-based journalist Mary Blume knows that many in the current generation associate Balenciaga not with the artful, painstaking couture of the master, but with the ready-to-wear line, sneakers, bags and burgeoning boutiques of the designer's recent successor, Nicolas Ghesquiere. Would Balenciaga have approved of this approach?

Book review: The Master of Us All, by Mary Blume