“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” Coco Chanel

“Balenciaga and Spain” at De Young Museum

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco organized “Balenciaga and Spain”; sponsored by Google, the exhibition focus on the influence of Spanish culture on the work of the talented designer, Cristóbal Balenciaga.
The exhibition runs through July 4, 2011 and features around 120 haute couture garments, hats, and headdresses designed by Balenciaga.

The exhibition illustrates Balenciaga’s expansive creative vision, which incorporated references to Spanish art, bullfighting, dance, regional costume, the pageantry of the royal court and religious ceremonies.


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