BALENCIAGA by Nicolas Ghesquière Spring 2002 Vintage Silk & Lurex Patchwork Top Size XS

This rare and sought after vintage Balenciaga top from Nicolas Ghesquière's iconic Spring 2002 collection is crafted from multiple patches of super fine and delicate silk chiffon that combine different floral and graphic prints in deep colours, solid black with fine black stripes and metallic gold lurex threads. 

It features a very deep v-neckline with soft ruffles and ties that allow this piece to be worn in various ways. Slips on to wear. 98% silk, 2% lurex. Made in France.

Vogue's beautiful review: "Nicolas Ghesquière once again defined the mood of the moment, capturing the romantic, ethnic currents of this season with an exquisitely crafted Balenciaga collection. Ghesquière started with his most elaborate pieces, showing beautiful patchwork vests, microdresses and jackets made from a collage of shimmering vintage Indian fabrics. Paired with loose, no-nonsense cargo trousers, they projected casual sophistication of the drop-dead cool variety." Reference picture via Vogue Runway.

Collector's item.

Excellent vintage condition

Tagged "F 36" - this equates to a D 34, F 40, US 2-4, UK 8, XS

MEASUREMENTS (laid flat)
Bust approx. 48,0 cm/18.9"
Length approx. 42,0 cm/16.5" (center back) and 62,0 cm/24.4" (center front)