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Who Was Invited to Demna's Family Reunion for Balenciaga Spring 2024?
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by Grace Gordon 3-minute read October 2, 2023

It was 'Friends and Family Day' at Balenciaga Spring 2024.

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It was a family affair at Balenciaga Spring 2024, and not just the kind that involves blood relatives – as was the case of the opening look worn by Creative Director Demna’s mother, Ella – but the kind of sprawling second family we gather around us as we grow and evolve. Also on stage, backed by theatrical crimson curtains, came Balenciaga’s amazing Global PR Director, Robin Meason, his personal trainer, one of his former professors, and cultural tastemakers who have shaped his life like performer Amanda Lepore and model-actress Mariacarla Boscono.

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The moment felt deeply rooted in love and nostalgia, evidenced by tiny details like the boarding pass wallets many of the models carried, which were stamped with the arrival city of Geneva, which Demna currently calls home. Others carried stray shoes (that were actually clutches) and overstuffed bags as if they were departing for home in haste. Yet, for every person that walked Balenciaga’s stage – Fai Khadra, Yseult, Paloma Elsesser, Minttu Vesala, Ivo Raspudic – the clothes were perfectly individuated to each cast member and steadfastly on-brand.

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It’s not like he was outrageously out of step with what he’s been doing at the house. Broad-shouldered suits, floor-scraping wide-leg jersey pants, two-toned trenches draped with extra sleeves, and elegant floral gowns – these are all strong Demna codes. It’s been a tough few seasons at Balenciaga as the house has navigated a social-media backlash and its long-term effects, but with this self-assured collection, it looks like Demna is right back on track – and on top. As the kids say, let him cook.


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It was a FAMILY AFFAIR at Balenciaga Spring 2024, and NOT just the kind that involves blood relatives, but the kind of sprawling second family we gather around us as we grow and evolve.

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