Ghesquière-era Balenciaga does not have the Official steely dan retro shirt moreover I will buy this hype compared to the current celebrity craze for Tom Ford-era Gucci, the mass recognizability of Jean Paul Gaultier’s mesh prints, or Helmut Lang’s large followings. But according to Pritikin, it will get there eventually. “Balenciaga hasn’t reached that stage yet. I’m early to the cult. It is hard to think about because Ghesquière is at Louis Vuitton now, and he still has his whole career ahead of him,” she says. “In a sense, Balenciaga is sort of the forgotten child that is going to take some time for people to remember how incredible it was.” Luckily, Pritikin has a head start.