Monday, April 11, 2011

balenciaga and spain...

yesterday i had the opportunity to view the absolutely fabulous exhibit of balenciaga and spain at the de young museum in san francisco...absolutely breath-taking...if you have a chance to see it...i highly recommend it...showing until july 4th...

the dapper cristobal balenciaga

here are some of my favorites...(please excuse the "flash"...a photographer i am not...obvi)

evening ensemble of black silk organza and white cotton pique, summer 1951

dorian leigh wearing evening dress of black wool jersey, brown tulle and ivory silk flower, winter 1952

sue murray wearing evening dress of black silk crepe with "chou" wrap of black silk gazar, winter 1967

lisa fonssagrives wearing coat of fawn wool duvetyn, winter 1950
loved every coat there...this was my fave, though...

evening dress of black velvet with thinestone and bead embroidery, winter 1967

evening bolero jacket of blood-red velvet with jet and passementarie embroidery, winter 1946

cocktail dress of fuchsia silk shantung and black lace with black silk satin ribbons, summer 1966

evening dress of black silk crepe, winter 1967

new addition to my collection of coffee table books


  1. Oh... I'm so jealous. I was supposed to go the day it opened in NYC (I think Hamish Bowles did a tour first), but I couldn't make it. I bet it was amazing. Really glad you got to go -- I'll live vicariously through you :)

  2. Which book was the second picture in? I can't seem to find a photograph of it anywhere! (black and white dress evening dress).

  3. hello - all the pictures were scanned from the book that is listed in the last picture...the book was purchased at the actual exhibit.


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