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Word of the Day — April 4, 2012

April 5, 2012 - Scott Viau
Balenciaga shape — bal-EN-chi-AH-gah — in clothing design, taking the shape of a 20th century Spanish couturier costume

Example: "In the '50s, Christian Dior used the shape originally designed by Cristobal Balenciaga to reveal a definite move away from the tight-waisted New Look to a looser, semi-fitted style.'

 
 

 

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