Sunday, July 8, 2012

The world of Cristóbal Balenciaga,collectionneur de Mode

Organized by Palais Galliera with the support of the House of Balenciaga in tribute to the master of fashion (1895-1972) and to mark the fortieth anniversary of his death, this exhibition unveils an exceptional collection. The show features more than seventy costumes and items of clothing of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries alongside some forty haute couture coats and dresses designed by Balenciaga between 1937 and 1968.

The couturier’s collaborator, Fernando Martinez Herreros, donated the collection to the Galliera seven years after Balenciaga’s death in 1972.

The show is divided into six sections, each examining a specific type of garment that Balenciaga collected and drew inspiration from: collars, coats, and capes; lace; folklore and regionalism; historic ism; geometric forms; and monastic robes.

If in Paris don't miss this exhibition who is paired with a second one : Comme des Garcons SS 2012 collection “White drama” and will be the subject of my next blog.

The Docks - Cité de la Mode et du Design
34 quai d’Austerlitz, 75013 Paris

Both exhibitions are open from April 13 to October 7 2012 

A bientôt,

Pierre Candra
for NicNat Chat!

1 comment:

  1. All beautiful! My favorite, the one with the pink ribbon - exquisite! LOVE it!!