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Balenciaga Spring 2013: See Every Look Here

One of the best collections of the season thus far, Balenciaga's show was full of flamboyant ruffles and teensy crop tops. Practically every look showed major skin—but the result was sexy, not vulgar, even when it came to the floor-length skirts slit up to the hipbone.

There were also trompe l'oeil tweeds (which were actually just feats of embroidery), and a trim used on skirts and dresses that mimicked barbed wire. And the humble skirt skirt completely lost its corporate connotation when designer Nicolas Ghesquière styled it over a textural bra top. Click through the see the whole collection.

Photos: Fairchild Archive

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