Balenciaga and Spain
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Motifs from his sun-drenched homeland—bullfights, flamenco, the regional garb of local fisherman, the incense-perfumed Catholic church, the opulent Spanish Court and the subversive portraits of Goya—gleam in his work.” C California Style“…an extraordinary and unprecedented exhibition…” i-D . The Spaniard practically spoke a different visual language. “Beyond Balenciaga’s genius for fir, there was another reason why fashion mavens flocked to his
Hailed as "Fashion’s Picasso" by Cecil Beaton, Cristóbal Balenciaga (1895–1972) created an innovative oeuvre that transformed the way women dressed. For Diana Vreeland, the designer’s "inspiration came from the bullrings, the flamenco dancers, the loose blouses the fishermen wear, the cool of the cloisters." Exploring the profound and enduring influence of Balenciaga’s native country on his work, this book considers the influences of Spain’s greatest artists, from Zurbarán, Velázquez, and Goya to Picasso and Miró. From the opening of his Paris fashion house in 1937 until his retirement in 1968, Balenciaga’s visionary, ever-evolving designs and impeccable standards seduced generations of the most iconic, best-dressed women in the world, including the Duchess of Winds
Lady Mary said Balenciaga and Spain. This book is excellent! It contains a lot of beautiful photos and illustrations!Balenciaga is one of the best couturier for me and I am well pleased with this book!. The inspiration of Balenciaga Tim MacAvoy A wonderful coffee table book which depicts in great detail pictures, commentary and inspiration of a great designer. I highly recommend it.. Five Stars Truly a must for anyone's library!
He has written many books, including Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years (2001); Carolina Herrera: Portrait of a Fashion Icon (2004); Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens, People (2007); Yves Saint Laurent Style (2008), and The World in Vogue: People, Parties, Places (2009). Hamish Bowles is the European edito