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Balenciaga's spring 2008 collection, with its stiff and well defined body shapes looked fantastic on the runway; and it looked great on Jennifer Connelly in their advertising campaign. But how does one wear it in real life? After all we usually don't want to expand our hips and wear dresses with stiff sleeves. Well Balenciaga have thought about this problem, and released similar versions of their runway looks in the form of silk dresses, like this one pictured. The high neck and simple shape reminds me a little of a tradition Chinese dress, but the floral print is much more versatile for cocktail party wear and you can pair it with these Topshop Lace-up sling black heels if you want to tone down the Balenciaga gladiator boot look.