Balenciaga is a brand founded in 1919, and remains to this very day a fashionable destination for luxurious shoppers. While I was checking out the brand's 50's styling, I was drawn to the Harper's Bazaar editorial - which did not come as a surprise at all, knowing that it was the era of Diana Vreeland (an idol of mine). I came across beautiful photos and silhouettes from Balenciaga, shot by Richard Avedon and decided to feature them for this Friday's Fashion Flashback.

The photo shown above on the right was taken in 1953. It shows Georgia Hamilton in a coat by Balenciaga, The photo is by Richard Avedon, for Harper's Bazaar, Sept (1953). I am loving the shape of the coat!