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Balenciaga's Spring Head Piece Nods To Design From 1967

A signature headpiece reappears on the runway inspired by archive piece

The Evolution Behind Balenciaga's Iconic Head Pieces

Photos Courtesy of Balenciaga

The Evolution Behind Balenciaga's Iconic Head Pieces

Photos Courtesy of Balenciaga

The Evolution Behind Balenciaga's Iconic Head Pieces

Photo by Anthea Simms

The Evolution Behind Balenciaga's Iconic Head Pieces

Photos Courtesy of Balenciaga

The Evolution Behind Balenciaga's Iconic Head Pieces

Photo by Anthea Simms

The Evolution Behind Balenciaga's Iconic Head Pieces

Photos Courtesy of Balenciaga

Balenciaga’s Spring 2012 collection was simply breathtaking. The label played with one of the season’s top trends: sport couture–a mix of athletic silhouettes and iconic styles. But there was one element in the collection that stood out: the cocoon-like visor which shielding the models as they walked down the runway.

Nicolas Ghesquière, creative director, dipped into the archive and re-created one of Cristóbal Balenciaga’s iconic designs. Ghesquière took the over-scale shape, which originally came from a 1967 bridal collection, and made it into a sleek and modern chapeau.

Scroll through to see the evolution in design and stay tuned to Balenciaga’s Facebook page for more from their archive.

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