Monday, March 2, 2020

Balenciaga's flooded runway for a climate disaster-themed fashion show

The future has designer Demna Gvasalia worried. As guests arrived for the Balenciaga show late Sunday morning, barely an hour after the Sunday Service Choir had exhorted folks to keep the faith, they entered a black amphitheater perfumed with an aroma best described as the scent of sweaty fear. As you descended toward the main floor, it looked as though one was walking toward an abyss — an optical illusion created by a perfectly still pool of water that stretched from one end of the theater to the other.