A tailor by trade, Balenciaga would drape, cut and fit his own muslin patterns when designing his dresses, capes and blouses. During the Forties and Fifties, Balenciaga began experimenting with fabric composition and technique. He favored silk fabrics that could form and support his structured clothing. And when the Sixties dawned, he needed a special silk to create a certain kind of silhouette; going so far as to invent his own.
Here are three silks - still used in contemporary design today - ma ...Read more here