Harlem Street Style, NY 1940’s By Cristobol Balenciaga

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We love this timeless photograph taken by luxury fashion designer Cristobol Balenciaga of a Harlem man with Harlem style impeccably dressed strolling on a Harlem street during the 1940’s. Continue Reading →

It’s A Croc, By Couture Copier Balenciaga

First, in 2016, Harlem World Magazine found a photograph taken by Cristobol Balenciaga finding inspiration in Harlem from the 1940’s, then, in May 2017, Balenciaga had copied some of the jacket designs of Harlem man Dapper Dan. Continue Reading →

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Balenciaga Did It, Gucci Looks To Harlem For Divine Design Inspiration

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Cristobol Balenciaga came to Harlem for inspiration in the 1940’s, so it only makes sense that Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele would look for inspiration from Harlem too. Continue Reading →

Balenciaga Canvas And Leather Tote, Noir Black Baby

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Last year we found a rare picture taken by Cristobol Balenciaga visiting Harlem for ideas in the 1940’s, when we saw this minimalist shape, with a contemporary combination of crafted calfskin leather and cotton canvas it spoke to the timelessness of Harlem style. Continue Reading →