While much of Dries Van Noten's exceptional spring 2012 collection featured prints based on the work of English photographer James Reeve, I am completely enamored of his voluminous black pieces that harken back to the swingy silhouettes of Spanish couturier, Cristobal Balenciaga c. 1950s. Take, for instance, this black lace-trimmed sack dress and lace front a-line tunic, which the designer reigned in with slim taffeta pants and a fitted blazer with military details. They are true perfection—and I cannot. stop. thinking. about them. Dries Van Noten, caveat tempter!
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