Walter Van Beirendonck and his student.
Maybe the most of you don’t know that Demna Gvasalia, Balenciaga’s fashion director, was a student of Walter Van Beirendonck. Like Dries Van Noten and Ann Demeulemeester he attended the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Anversa.
And it really seems that he’s not just taking knowledge from his master, but also direct inspiration.
In the last Balenciaga’s fashion show we can spot a high neck top with gloves included in it. Just like we can see in an older Walter Van Beirendonck’s fashion show.