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.