With a Gap factory in Harlem and the history of Cristobal Balenciaga who used to love visiting Harlem in the 1940s, we thought this deal with Kanye was worth posting.
We love this timeless photograph taken by luxury fashion designer Cristobal Balenciaga of a Harlem square-jawed man in pure Harlem style.
Last season, Demna Gvasalia displayed his Fall 2020 Balenciaga collection on models marching through murky waters in a post-apocalyptic themed show.
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.
Fashion designer Balenciaga was been appropriating fashion ideas from Harlem since the 1940;s. Today Fader reported that shortly after Gucci was accused of ripping off Dapper Dan‘s one of a kind piece (“it was an homage“), Swizz Beatz (Alicia Keys husband) took to Instagram to point out another uncanny similarity between a major design house’s runway…
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.
Cristobol Balenciaga as always loved and been inspired by Harlem since his first visit in the 1940’s and now with their new Cruise 2017 Balenciaga gear.