Balenciaga Spring Summer 2008

After that amazing Spring 2008 Balenciaga show last year with sculptural silhouettes, prominent hips, shoulders and gladiator shoes, this is what the grand house of Balenciaga is offering at the stores now. Explain these ‘watered-down’ versions..

Balenciaga spring summer 2008

The white and blue dress ain’t that bad… though a little Carolina
Herrera/Oscar de la Renta for my taste.
It’s one thing to have showpieces (I know lots of designers have runway pieces and retail versions) but please EXPLAIN the
strapless green floral dress and the pink thing below.

Balenciaga spring summer 2008

Photos via Browns

This is worrying, no? What gives?