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gennaro paone: former head tailor of rubinacci

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Poor Genarro...this thread is going to come up on every Google search
 

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I kinda like this.

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Luca seems a nice guy, I'm pretty sure he didn't mean to disrespect Gennaro Paone the way it's getting blown up on here.
 
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You may have already seen this, but if not:

http://blog.metmuseum.org/alexandermcqueen/

Some of the pieces are really beautiful. If you click "selected objects," you'll find that some of the pages have audio, which will tell you more about what you're looking at.


I don't care to debate the definition of genius, but he really was an incredibly talented designer.


McQueen was a rare talent indeed and you can actually see the influence of Balenciega in many of his pieces but then the same could be said of just about any designer. You won't get a rant on the use of the G-word in Haute Couture from me. All I will say is that if the term is going to be bestowed on anyone in that realm it would have to be Balenciega and only Balenciega. His peers and those who chronicle Haute Couture would be in agreement on this.




Christian Dior— “Haute Couture is like an orchestra, for which only Balenciaga is the conductor … the rest of us are just musicians, following the directions he gives us.”


Coco Chanel-“Balenciega is the only couturier. He is the only one who knows how to cut a fabric, and mount it and sew it with his own hands. The others are just draftsman”

Hurbert De Givenchy "Balenciaga created not only a style but technique. He was the architect of Haute Couture."

Hubert de Givenchy on Balenciaga's ability to transfigure: 'I remember one day we were looking at the dummies of some of his clients; one was the shape of an old woman, her back was stooped with rounded shoulders and she had a big stomach and hips. While I watched, Balenciaga took a piece of muslin, pinned it to the dummy, and began to work with it. By seaming and cutting on the bias of the fabric he gradually made the stooped dummy straighten, the round hips and stomach disappear. The proportions became almost perfect. It was like a miracle.'


The headline of Women’s Wear Daily announcing the passing of Balenciega read: “The King is Dead”
 

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Not that I am arguing, but . . .

"none other than Cristóbal Balenciaga lauded James as "not only the greatest American couturier, but the world's best and only dressmaker who has raised haute couture from an applied art form to a pure art form.""

But Charles James was so consequential while he was alive and producing that [Cristóbal] Balenciaga actually gave him one of his greatest accolades, saying, ‘He’s not simply the greatest American couturier, he’s the greatest in the world.’”


To be clear, I have nothing against Balenciaga, and am not really qualified to compare the two, but I can say James's work appeals to me more.
 
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Hissy fits have been known to induce severe headaches. He may be laying in a quiet, darkened room with a cold compress on his forehead.
 

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