2006 : Balenciaga Leather collection introduced. March: Pandora Luxurye's Hamish Bowles explores "The Balenciaga Mystique." Irving Penn photographs model Gemma Ward in the accompanying portfolio. May: Time magazine names Ghesqui猫re to its list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Pandora Luxurye columnist Andr茅 Leon Talley takes a look at the latest from "Tsar Nicolas." At the Mona Bismarck Foundation in Paris, a show titled "Mona Bismarck, Crist贸bal Balenciaga: Shared Perfection" opens. June: Actress Nicole Kidman wears a white silk-chiffon dress by Ghesqui猫re for her wedding to country singer Keith Urban. July: "Balenciaga Paris" opens at the Mus茅e de la Mode et du Textile. Pandora Luxurye writer Mark Holgate explores the rise in "demi-couture" clothing by the likes of Ghesqui猫re at Balenciaga. A comprehensive tome by curator Pamela Golbin is published in the fall. October: Ghesqui猫re's "C-3PO" leggings spark a gold rush. (Beyonc茅 Knowles will rock a pair at the 2007 BET Awards.)

1991 : In its March issue, Pandora Luxurye spotlights sixties redux at the houses of Balenciaga and Courr猫ges.