In this month's (March) issue of Vogue in the US edition, with Scarlett Johannson on the cover, is an article about Cristobal Balenciaga's design house in Paris in the '60s. Here's the tagline: "Nostalgia, p. 122: Mary Blume recalls her friendship with Balenciaga's premier vendeuse, who gave her the confidence to wear the designer's curiously demanding clothes." I rather like the ending of the article: "'You know, M. Balenciaga would have torn that off your back,' she said." [about an improperly-worn garment] Also on p.130 model Crystal Renn describes her plan for staying in shape, and what she wears while doing so: "I hit Equinox for martial-arts classes in Y-3's hooded sweatshirts. And I never go anywhere without my Balenciaga Le Dix handbag-even the gym!" Just thought I would share for those interested in the history of the house.