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Nicolas Ghesquière Wants to Focus on the Cut

Designer Nicholas Ghesquiere on the runway after his Balenciaga fall 2009 show in Paris.

Speaking about his start at Balenciaga, the designer told the Sunday Times: "Yes, we did have a size issue. We started very skinny, it's true. Strangely, we didn't have fit models at all to ... begin with — just to give you an idea of the size of the company. So we did fittings on the girls at the studio and they were often quite petite. I had a tendency to think good cut and small size, but it should be a good cut in big sizes, too. That's what want I want to focus on — it's the cut, not the sizing, and if people see they can wear something in a big size, then I did my job."

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