Discover now the intimate world of Cristóbal Balenciaga, the "Fashion's Picasso" as Cecil Beaton called him. A tribute to the great Spanish designer, the exhibition Cristóbal Balenciaga, collector of fashion at Les Docks -- Cité de la Mode et du Design features over 70 costumes, alongside with haute couture coats and dresses designed by Balenciaga from 1937 to 1968. Also on display are personal items, such as accessories, photographs, sketches, and art books that demonstrate the designer's passion for history, and his cultural heritage.
Velvet boleros, satin torero costumes, magnificent capes and mantelets, cashmere stoles, lace mantillas, dresses, samples of embroidery and trimming, all these lavish items figure in profusion in this collection assembled by the great master of couture and generously donated to the museum by his family.
The Galliera Museum's extra-mural program continues at Les Docks -- Cité de la Mode et du Design with two simultaneous exhibitions dedicated to two renowned fashion designers from different periods of time: Cristóbal Balenciaga and Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons (see my previous post on Rei Kawakubo's exhibit).
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