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CRISTÓBAL BALENCIAGA, collector of fashions

 CRISTÓBAL BALENCIAGA, collector of fashions

 When, in 1968, the House of Balenciaga closed its
doors in Paris, some considered it to be the end
of an era of elegance. The exhibition presents the
passion of Spanish couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga
(1895–1972) for Spain's heritage, as expressed
through his collected archive of clothes
and textiles, and combines items from the archive
with Balenciaga designs, with references to their
cultural and historical contexts.

 

 

OPENING DATE:

Friday 21 December 2012

CLOSING DATE:

Sunday 28 April 2013

LOCATION:

The Agnes and Beny Steinmetz Wing for Architecture and Design, Gallery 2, Herta and Paul Amir Building

CURATOR:

Olivier Saillard, Musée Galliera, Paris
Curator in Charge: Meira Yagid Haimovici | Brochure

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  • Cristóbal Balenciaga, Evening Gown no. 128, 1967, Balenciaga Archives, Paris
  • Balenciaga. Ensemble du soir n°90, boléro sur robe longue, A/H 1958. Balenciaga Archives Paris.
  • Balenciaga. Ensemble du soir n°90, boléro sur robe longue, A/H 1958. Balenciaga Archives Paris.
  • Balenciaga Robe du soir n°128 A/H 1967 Balenciaga Archives Paris
  • Balenciaga.  Manteau du soir 'Papillon', 1968 Faille de soie vert d'eau. © E. Emo et A. Llaurency / Galliera / Roger-Viollet
  • Balenciaga.  Robe du soir, Automne 1958 Faille de soie beige brodé de fils d’argent et perles. © Stéphane Piera / Galliera / Roger-Viollet