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Cristobal Balenciaga was known as a perfectionist, especially when it came to sleeves. Blume says, "It was perhaps a sign of real personal attention if you were one of the rare clients that he had lunch with, and at the end of the lunch he ripped out [your] sleeve and reset it." Francois Kollar/AP hide caption

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Could Reclusive Designer Balenciaga Make It Today?

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