Comme des Garçons section is in stark contrast with the Balenciaga exhibit in the adjoining space, a darker room showing a significant number of black pieces. What binds the two displays is a common emphasis on pure yet complex architectural construction and a pervading sense of dignity. By...

Balenciaga focus on darkness and folklore, while Kawakubo brings us a white dramatic theme (his collection, White Drama, is almost completely white). Cristóbal Balenciaga's bullfighter suits and velvet boleros take inspiration from Spanish heritage, which Rei Kawakubo also looked to in...

Museo Balenciaga opens Only a few more days until the Museo Balenciaga in Getaria, Spain will launch officially on June 10th. Following a refurbishment of a decade, which cost around 30 million Euros partly funded by Ministerio de Cultura, the museum dedicated to Cristóbal Balenciaga will...

to promote, enhance and publicise the importance of Balenciaga's work. Born in the town of Getaria, where this new museum is located, Balenciaga made Spanish fashion a beacon of haute couture in the second half of the 20th century. Located in the Aldamar Park in Getaria, Guipúzcoa, the...

The rumours of Christopher Kane and Alexander Wang taking over at Balenciaga where both terrifying, and sadly one of them was true. Alexander Wang is set to take over at the Paris house, effective immediately. Here's why this shouldn't be happening. This was original Cristobal Balenciaga...

Balenciaga designed for Spring 1966, his take on athletic "wellness wear" — including sneakers — and even a few lengthier hemlines. "It's really the first time I have done that length — longer, oversize," Ghesquiere noted. Balenciaga is a fashion house founded by Cristóbal Balenciaga, a...

The recently opened "Balenciaga: Spanish Master" show at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute is just such a rare moment. The miniature retrospective of Cristobal Balenciaga's body of work that is shown in the three boutique sized galleries in the Park Avenue Institute, masterfully curetted by...

Jil Sander | Giambattista Valli | Junya Watanabe | Calvin Klein Cristóbal Balenciaga innovative design (notable for the use of heavy technologically advanced fabrics, radically innovative tailoring and linear architectural form) was ahead of the curve both before and after World War II. He...

The great Spanish Master of eternal female elegance has got a Museum - The Balenciaga Museum - that will be opened tomorrow, June 10, in Getaria (Basque Country), the birthplace of Cristobal Balenciaga, with a rotating display of pieces that summarizes his brilliant professional trajectory in...

Cristobal Balenciaga, son of a fisherman and a seamstress, is seen as the designer responsible for completely changing the womenswear silhouette in the Fifties, playing with the traditional waistlines, raising them and thus creating the empire waist. His contribution to fashion is still...

 

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