Borremans' 2013 painting The Angel, which depicts a woman in a pink dress, standing with her head down, with her face entirely covered in a black tar-like material.

After Balenciaga apologized for its bondage campaign with teddy bears and blamed another scandal involving child porn on an engineer. But the embattled Balenciaga still has to answer for a 3rd concern about its recently cancelled ad campaigns. This concerns a prominently placed book that honors Michael Borremans. 

Borremans’ dark work borders on the occult and is consistent. In some of his paintings, he shows castrated children and headless models. 

Balenciaga still has not explained how one of his books got in the background of its Spring’23 campaign. However, it blamed other props on Nicholas Des Jardins (and North Six) – namely, a printout Supreme Court ruling on child poi – and set designer Nicholas Des Jardins. 

DailyMail.com can show other similarities between Balenciaga’s designs and Borremans’ work. 

Kim Kardashian'S Balenciaga Met Gala Look In 2021, Where She Famously Covered Her Face With Black Cloth

This book is believed to have been featured in the office photoshoot. The cover shows a woman wearing a black mask with her face. Kim Kardashian’s Balenciaga Met Gala Look in 2021. Kim Kardashian famously covered up her face with black cloth. 

The Belgian Artist Michael Borremans, Pictured In Brussels In 2014, Debuting His As Sweet As It Gets Collection

Pictured in Brussels, 2014, is Michael Borremans (Belgian artist), launching his As Sweet As it Gets collection 

In This Image From Balenciaga'S Scrapped Spring '23 Campaign, Isabelle Huppert Sits In Front Of A Stack Of Books Including One That Celebrates Michael Borremans, A Belgian Painter Whose Work Is Known To Include Depictions Of Castrated Toddlers

In this image from Balenciaga’s scrapped Spring ’23 campaign, Isabelle Huppert sits in front of a stack of books including one that celebrates Michael Borremans, a Belgian painter whose work is known to include depictions of castrated toddlers

Borremans 2013 painting, The Angel, is the most shocking. It shows a woman wearing pink and standing with her head up, her face completely covered with a black tar-like material. 

It is strikingly similar to Balenciaga’s 2021 black face covers, which were paraded down a couture runway.

Kim Kardashian introduced the trend at the 2021 Met Gala. She Demna Gavasalia, the creative director, wore matching black clothes to the event. 

Next, there was the 2022 Adidas x Balenciaga exhibition at the New York Stock Exchange. Here models marched wearing a variety of brightly colored rubber-masked masks.

In a Interview with New York Times at the end of last month, Demna – who uses only his first name – said he personally wore the mask at the Met Gala because ‘I’ve always had a problem with myself in the mirror’. 

He Also, he referred to the masks in his’sexual education’. 

It’s also a common theme in Borremans work. 

One Of Borremans' Other Paintings Featuring A Model In A Mask

Borremans' The Presentation

Borremans’ paintings frequently feature models in masks (left). Balenciaga and Adidas’s last-year show (right), when all the models were dressed in masks. 

The 2022 Adidas X Balenciaga Show At The New York Stock Exchange, Where Models Marched Wearing An Array Of Brightly Colored Rubber Masks

The Adidas x Balenciaga Show 2022 at the New York Stock Exchange saw models wearing a variety of brightly colored rubber-masked masks.

His 2015 series, As Sweet as It Gets, features many subjects wearing masks or being covered in them. 

Borremans also featured a dress in the series, titled The Devil Dress. It is similar to a Balenciaga gown that was on Balenciaga’s runway in 2017 for its Autumn/Winter show. 

There are no ties between Balenciaga, Borremans. 

Robin Meason is Balenciaga’s global PR director

Balenciaga maintains that Borremans was not a major influence on the brand’s design and that there is no connection between the two. 

According to Robin Meason (Balenciaga’s global PR Director), there are no links between Borremans and Balenciaga. None of these suggestions are factual. 

Demna, the artistic director of Balenciaga, has stated that he feels most at home designing Balenciaga’s couture. 

He After designing at Vetements, he joined the fashion house in 2015. 

Interview with Vanity Fair 2021: He talked about how he overcame ‘demons” from his childhood. 

‘I always felt like a stranger. Everywhere I’ve lived since I was 12, I am an outsider. 

Borremans' The Devil Dress, Part Of His The Duck Exhibition. The Dress Is Featured In Other Works By Borremans Dating Back To 2011

Borremans’ The Devil Dress is part of his The Duck exhibit. Borremans also has other works featuring the same dress dating back to 2011.

Gowns From Balenciaga'S 2017 Autumn/Winter Collection Which Featured A Similar Structure To Borremans'

Gowns From Balenciaga'S 2017 Autumn/Winter Collection Which Featured A Similar Structure To Borremans'

Gowns taken from Balenciaga’s 2017 Winter/Autumn collection, which featured a similar structure as Borremans. 

Balenciaga'S Creative Director Demna Gvasalia. He Has Not Yet Issued A Personal Comment

Balenciaga’s creative director Demna Gvasalia. He Has not yet made a personal comment 

“I was a refugee in the country I came from before I went to Germany and Belgium. It was then that I became very aware of my foreignness. 

“No one knew the exact location of Georgia. I come from a country people can’t even place on a map. 

“Then, came living in Paris which can be soxenophobic and it escalated into an identity crisis. 

‘I didn’t know where I belonged; it kept me in a black hole of depression and anger,’ he said.  

Demna, 41, has been married to husband Loik Gomez since 2017. After developing a “nocturnal lifestyle”, the couple stopped drinking alcohol together and now live in Switzerland. 

After Demna graduated from college in Georgia and studied at the Royal College of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium. 

He After starting his fashion career at Maison Margiela he worked at Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs and then he launched Vetements in 2014. He Alexander Wang was replaced at Balenciaga by Alexander Wang in 2015. 

Demna did not make a statement on the scandals plaguing the brand but shared Balenciaga’s thoughts. 

BONDAGE BEARS AND CHILD PORN DOCKS ARE PART OF THE BALENCIAGA SCANDAL. AN ARTIST IS KNOWN FOR DEPICTING NAKED PEOPLE KIDS.

The Bondage Bears Christmas campaign 

Balenciaga’s 2022 Holiday campaign featured children holding its Plush Toy Bag. The bags are dressed in BDSM gear and look like teddy Bears. 

The children were also surrounded by empty champagne and wine glasses during the photo shoot. 

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Many were immediately disturbed by the clearly adult themes and asked why children have ever been used. 

Balenciaga ignored the scandal at first and seemingly allowed the photographer who was involved, Gabriele Galimberti, to take the heat. 

He Balenciaga eventually released its own statement, agreeing with him, and taking responsibility for this campaign. 

It has been removed from the internet. 

Hidden porn files for children 

After Balenciaga’s other campaigns were also scrutinized closely after the BDSM fiasco. 

They quickly discovered that a Supreme Court ruling regarding internet child porn was printed in the background of an image taken from Spring ’23 was the printout. 

Many critics have said that the scandal involving the bears pointed to a disturbing pattern in Balenciaga. 

Balenciaga blamed North Six Production Company, which helped to arrange the shoot for those documents, quickly. 

They claimed that all of the props were given to North Six for photoshoot, and that the team was informed that everything included was fake. 

The troubling book of an artist whose work depicts naked and castrated toddlers 

Balenciaga still has not responded to questions regarding the inclusion in the background of two images of the Spring ’23 campaign of Michael Borremans. 

Borremans, a Belgian painter, is known for his troubling 2017 series Fire. From The Sun. 

It shows naked toddlers, some of whom are castrated, playing together and sometimes alone. 

DailyMail.com has asked the brand’s lawyers about the story of how the book got on the photoshoot.  

In This Image From Balenciaga'S Scrapped Spring '23 Campaign, Isabelle Huppert Sits In Front Of A Stack Of Books Including One That Celebrates Michael Borremans, A Belgian Painter Whose Work Is Known To Include Depictions Of Castrated Toddlers

In this image from Balenciaga’s scrapped Spring ’23 campaign, Isabelle Huppert sits in front of a stack of books including one that celebrates Michael Borremans, a Belgian painter whose work is known to include depictions of castrated toddlers

Borremans' Other Work Includes His 2017 Series Fire From The Sun, Which Features Castrated Toddlers And Babies Holding What Look Like Severed Limbs, While Playing Together Nude In A Large Group

Borremans also created the 2017 series Fire. From The Sun features castrated babies and toddlers holding what appear to be severed limbs while playing nude together in large groups.