Spanish born Cristobal Balenciaga established his couture house in 1918, making a name for himself with dramatic, scultural silhouettes. He and his house grew to influence all aspects of fashion and the market through the 20th century.
Today, the brand still remains a fashion staple and established, household name, due to the futuristic avant-gardism of creative director Nicolas Ghesquière. Celebrity clients include Nicole Richie, Jennifer Connelly, Kate Moss, and Chloë Sevigny, among many others. Now for the MAJOR part…
Beginning today, the de Young museum located in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco presents the first exhibit to examine the impact of Spain’s culture, history and art on one of the greatest 20th-century designers, Cristobal Balenciaga. With Hamish Bowles, Vogue‘s European Editor at Large, serving as guest curator, this exhibition will showcase over 100 pieces of Balenciaga clothing and accessories (MAYYJOURRRR!). Balenciaga and Spain is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Major Patrons are the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums and Christine Suppes. Lead sponsor of the exhibit is Neiman Marcus, with presenting sponsors Google and Boutiques.com. The exhibit goes only until July 4, 2011.
For more information, check out the museum’s website HERE!