A fabulous new exhibit of the couturier Balenciaga’s fashions has just opened. The collection is a tribute to mark the 40th anniversary of the death of the master fashion designer.
It was generously donated by the family of Balenciaga and celebrates his legacy with forty haute couture coats and dresses from 1937 to 1968 along with 70 costumes and accessories, photographs, sketches, and some art and costume books that influenced him.
The exhibit also has some inspirational items of traditional Spanish folklore including religious and ceremonial robes. –Richard Nahem
Richard’s photo gallery from the Cristobal Balenciaga, Collector of Fashions in Paris exhibition:[nggallery id=101]
Visit in Paris:
Cristobal Balenciaga, Collector of Fashions
Les Docks- Cité de la Mode
34 Quai d’Austerlitz, 75013
Metro: Gare d’Austerlitz, Gare de Lyon
Open Tuesday to Sunday 10AM to 6PM except public holidays
Till October 7