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How Balenciaga's designs are similar to the works of Belgian artist Michael Borremans – Chicago Popular

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How Balenciaga's designs are similar to the works of Belgian artist Michael Borremans – Chicago Popular

After apologizing for its bondage teddy bear campaign and blaming a second scandal involving child porn on a set designer, embattled

is yet to answer for a third concern from its recently axed ad campaigns – a prominently placed book which celebrates the artist Michael Borremans. 

Borremans’ work is consistently dark and bordering on the occult; he depicts castrated toddlers and headless models in some of his works. 

While Balenciaga is yet to explain how one of his books ended up in the background of its Spring ’23 campaign, it blamed other props – namely a printout of a Supreme Court ruling on child porn – on the set designer Nicholas Des Jardins and North Six. 

But DailyMail.com can reveal other similarities between Balenciaga’s designs and Borremans’ work. 

This is the book believed to be featured in the office photoshoot. It features a woman on the cover with her face covered in black. Shown right, Kim Kardashian’s Balenciaga Met Gala look in 2021, where she famously covered her face with black cloth 

The Belgian artist Michael Borremans, pictured in Brussels in 2014, debuting his As Sweet As It Gets collection

  • In the background of a now scrapped Balenciaga ad campaign is a book by the artist Michael Borremans 
  • Balenciaga blamed the set of the shoot on North Six, a company which it said supplied all of the props 
  • Similarities can be drawn between Balenciaga’s designs and some of Borremans’ work 
  • Among them is the black face coverings modeled by Kim Kardashian and in the 51st Couture Show 
  • One of Borremans’ paintings, The Angel, features a woman with a face covered in black matter 
  • He features other face coverings in different works, as Balenciaga has done in other shows 
  • The fashion house has been widely criticized for using children in its holiday ad campaign with bondage bears

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