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Balenciaga Spring/Summer 2023

Célia Boulesteix, former student at Duperré and one of our emerging artists at Bazar Bacchus, was behind the trashing of some of the looks served during Balenciaga's Spring/Summer show presented in Paris.

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The show's landscape was designed by the controversial Spanish artist Santiago Sierra and consisted in 275 cubic meters of mud trucked in from a French peat bog.

Klaus Biesenbach, director of the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, wrote on Instagram a very light-hearted "make love not war - SIGN OF THE TIMES " comment, while half of Instagram was not so sure about it.

We have definitely entered the Anthropocene and the neoliberalism machine is working perfectly amidst global chaos. Maybe Stefan Simchowitz was right when he said he preferred the cold war Balenciaga of the 1950's. Or maybe not. We have not yet digested the show.