Balenciaga: Spanish Master

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Photograph by Kenny Komer | Used with permission.

balenciage spanish master exhibit 1

Photograph by Kenny Komer | Used with permission.

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Photograph by Kenny Komer | Used with permission.

Balenciaga: Spanish Master is an an unprecedented fashion collaboration between The House of Balenciaga in Paris and the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute, showcasing more than 70 items of Balenciaga clothing and accessories.

The exhibit, conceived by Oscar de la Renta, Chairman of the Institute’s Board of Directors, and curated by Hamis Bowles, European Vogue’s Editor-at-Large, will run through February 19th at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute in NYC and will then be expanded for presentation as the exhibit, Balenciaga and Spain, at the de Young Museum in San Francisco from March 2 to July 4, 2011.

Masterpieces shown in this collection include Balenciaga’s 1939 “Infanta” gown, the embroidered 1957 wedding dress of Balenciaga’s Spanish muse (the Marquesa de Llanzol), matador boleros and flamenco-inspired dresses.

It’s a must-see exhibit for a vintage fashionista!

More information available at Queen Sofia Spanish Institute.

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