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    Over-the-knee Boot

    Juni 21st, 2013

    Over-the-knee boots cover the entire foot, calf and knee of the wearer. After firearms were invented in the 15th century men stopped wearing suits of armor and needed to find a new way to protect their legs when horseback riding. Over-the-knee boots were invented which were made of leather and therefore much lighter but still good protecting the wearer. Over-the-knee boots stayed popular for men from the 15th to the 19th century. In the 1960s, they were re-introduced to the fashion world by Cristobal Balenciaga as a women’s boot. He started to make over-the-knee boots part of his fashion shows and soon those boots were designed by many different designers in different colors, materials and designs. The fact that skirts were getting shorter in the 1960s also helped over-the-knee boots to gain popularity.
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    Balenciaga, Cristobal

    Juni 16th, 2013

    Cristobal Balenciaga, Spanish fashion designer, lived from 1895 to 1972. The Spanish fashion designer founded his namesake fashion label in 1914 only to open his first boutique 5 years later in San Sebastián, Spain. In the mid 1950s, Balenciaga designed his first tunic dresses which later evolved into chemise dresses that are still considered to be masterworks of haute couture – although Balenciaga remains mostly known for his feminine but ultra-modern shapes and bubble skirts. In 1937, Balenciaga moved to Paris where he remained throughout his professional career. Today, the house of Balenciaga is owned by the French multinational company PPR and headquartered in Paris.
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    Cristobal Balenciaga

    Februar 7th, 2013

    Cristobal Balenciaga, Spanish fashion designer, lived from 1895 to 1972. The Spanish fashion designer founded his namesake fashion label in 1914 only to open his first boutique 5 years later in San Sebastián, Spain. In the mid 1950s, Balenciaga designed his first tunic dresses which later evolved into chemise dresses that are still considered to be masterworks of haute couture – although Balenciaga remains mostly known for his feminine but ultra-modern shapes and bubble skirts. In 1937, Balenciaga moved to Paris where he remained throughout his professional career. Today, the house of Balenciaga is owned by the French multinational company PPR and headquartered in Paris.
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