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PARIS — The play’s the thing. The latest sport to influence fashion is surfing. And nowhere was that more clear than in Nicolas Ghesquière’s stellar spring collection for Balenciaga. Among his water-worthy ideas: a corset...

PARIS — The play’s the thing. The latest sport to influence fashion is surfing. And nowhere was that more clear than in Nicolas Ghesquière’s stellar spring collection for Balenciaga. Among his water-worthy ideas: a corset created from a striped T and Neoprene-like jersey pieces with images of sea creatures. Here, one of his imaginative looks, printed with swimming sharks and whales. For more on the trend, see pages 6 to 8.

This story first appeared in the October 10, 2002 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.