Thursday, June 2, 2011

Balenciaga and Spain Exhibition at de Young Museum San Francisco


I’ve always admires Cristóbal Balenciaga’s visions of style that has set the fashion trends since the 50s and still influence fashion designers all over the world today. This past weekend, I had the great pleasure to visit the de Young Museum in San Francisco for the Balenciaga exhibition, needless to say, it was a magical experience. The exhibition includes top examples of the couturier’s designs, the flamenco-style gowns, the fichu stoles and matador-inspired hats, the evening dresses that seemed to follow the austere sweep of a nun’s wimple - borrowed from archives and private collectors. Let’s first watch a video about the exhibition.




Here are some photos from this beautiful exhibition.



























To end this blog posting, here is a video of vintage Balenciaga Fashion Show from the 50's & 60's



Until next time, be well and look fabulous!

XOXO

Alan + Mei-Mei the Pug

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