What!!!??? you may be asking yourself as you read the title, and yes it's true, French Vogue's team was blacklisted from Balenciaga's Fall 2010 show.
It has been true for a while that Balenciaga doesn't lend samples or advertise in the Parisian magazine, but Carine Roitfeld has been a fan of Ghesquiére's work ever since he started his stint in the house started by Cristobal Balenciaga, that famously creative Spaniard that changed the face of French haute-couture.
According to The Cut, there are various rumors going around for the falling out of the two French power-houses; on one side people are saying Balenciaga lent a sample to Paris Vogue and that Carine Roitfeld then lent it to MaxMara, a brand she consults for, MaxMara then went ahead and made a very similar coat before the sample was returned to Balenciaga.
Another rumor that's going around has to do with the firing of Marie-Amelie Sauvé from French Vogue, since she is a very close friend to Nicolas Ghesquiére and she is now the head stylist to the brand, kind of like vengeance for laying her off.
Carine and team banned from Balenciaga, wow... I just hope this feud doesn't go on for too long. Balenciaga is a great French fashion house, no one does feminine tailoring like them, and no current creative director can apply his own esthetic and mix it perfectly with a house's past like Nicolas Ghesquiére can, I mean did you she does great sari inspired trousers and skirts in the fall 2009 collection?
or the amazing jumpsuits in the fall 2010 line?
Just awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping, and down right yummy.
Get it together guys and make up.