Photographers: Yasmine Diba | Hunter Abrams
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Stylist: Helena Tejedor assisted by Bianca Diocesano
Outfit: Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière supplied by Pyrn Archives
Makeup Artist: Paul Blanch
Hairstylist: Hos Hounkpatin
Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana
Jewelry: Messika

Today’s article is part of my efforts to bring back vintage ensembles that may have been forgotten with time.

The purpose of this website is to collect fashion history indeed, because people tend to move on to the next thing too quickly and don’t take their time to appreciate the masterpieces we had the chance to see.

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These past weeks I fell in love again with a dress that I knew was part of my subconscious, till I was able to place it back into a specific place in the timeline of my life.

If you were wondering, we are talking about the incredible mini dress Taylour Paige wore to this year’s Academy Museum Gala.

It was an orange Balenciaga gown with floral motifs and visible stitching from the Spring 2008 Ready-to-Wear collection, paired with black Dolce & Gabbana pointed toe leather pumps with buckle strap and black leather sole.

1st photo is courtesy of Marcio Madeira – Look 1

Taylour‘s makeup was courtesy of Paul Blanch who focused his attention on a glowy complexion and glossy lips defined with a trait of dark brown-ish pencil. He also framed her eyes with a hint of black eye pencil and a light coat of mascara.

When it came to her hair, celebrity hairstylist Hos Hounkpatin opted for a straight do with middle part, slightly mimicking the one the model had on the runway.

Thanks to this incredible look I had the chance to discover stylist Helena Tejedor, who has an incredible editorial and runway styling background. In my opinion, people like her can bring a new perspective to the red carpet without being endlessly dragged into the vicious circle of following trend after trend for the sake of it.

Someone like Tejedor can truly bring back clothes you connect with on a deeper, personal level, leaving the artistic vision to speak for itself.

Also, can you imagine how Nicolas Ghesquière must have felt once he saw the dress that night? Because according to a Vogue article, he saw it, indeed it is said that: “Ghesquière connected with an earlier era of his career when he spotted Taylour Paige wearing one of his 2008 creations for Balenciaga.

Today’s Balenciaga is different from his (1997-2012), but Nicolas is undoubtedly one of our last true creative geniuses.

I am so sad if I even dare to think that maybe we won’t have someone like him leading a fashion house in the future (the turnover of young creatives is insane and I truly despise it, even if deep down I know that fashion is a business and a lot of people are in it to make money).

*Disclaimer: we don’t support Dolce & Gabbana. The brand was just mentioned for accuracy.


The Academy Museum Gala is an event dedicated to celebrating the art and history of film.

This year they honored Meryl StreepMichael B. JordanOprah Winfrey and Sofia Coppola.

According to The Hollywood Reporter: “The gala raised more than $10 million in support of the museum, and presented four awards to reflect its mission to advance the understanding, celebration and preservation of film and to contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema.”

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