Look 62, Balenciaga’s fall 2021 assortment—it was all of the convincing I wanted. The penultimate look in Balenciaga’s long-awaited couture debut was a tour de pressure of a black-tie ensemble: As seen from the entrance, the girl wears a Fifties-esque icy satin A-line robe that includes metallic embroideries. As she turns the nook, nonetheless, it’s revealed that her robe is not a robe, however somewhat an overskirt below which a pair of thin cigarette trousers might be seen. Gala within the entrance, after-party within the again. It was divine and nearly price ready 54 years for—the final couture assortment, introduced by Mr. Cristóbal Balenciaga himself, was in 1967.
Whereas I’d have cherished to amass beautiful Look 62 for my wardrobe, couture is extra a style fantasy than a shoppable actuality. Fortunately, I occurred upon an Alexia María ensemble that achieved one thing very related with all of the magnificence of a robe and all of the practicality of a pair of pants.
Based in San Diego’s La Jolla neighborhood by native Alexia María, the label is devoted to bridal and night put on that borrows from the codes of bygone Hollywood glamour. The look is lady-like, bows are aplenty, and most significantly, every little thing is photogenic. Alexia María items are supposed to be documented, in spite of everything!
The set I took a liking to was made up of three items: a strapless bustier high, a pair of pants, and an overskirt—the latter may also be combined, matched, and worn on high of any Alexia María jumpsuit. I’ve already taken all of them out for a spin to a black-tie charity gala: The night started with the silk taffeta skirt in place, tricking the attention into pondering I used to be in a extra conventional robe. Come the dancing portion of the night time, although, off went the skirt on onto the dancefloor I bounded.
Under, my Alexia María look, plus different related renditions of the robe/pant hybrid.