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