“Balenciaga is in in so many ways a visionary, but also a traditionalist in terms of his craft, that is,” explained Davies Strodder. “He would never make that shift to ready to wear, but he was definitely a visionary in terms of the shapes he was pursuing and the materials he was using. So I think he is an interesting kind of paradox.”. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That made his life in prison more difficult. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The riot is…