25 septembre 2022

Kunstmuseum Den Haag presents an ode to Cristóbal Balenciaga's designs in black

Irving Penn, Sue Murray in Cristóbal Balenciaga evening gown, Vogue September 1967 © Condé Nast THE HAGUE.- Cristóbal Balenciaga (1895 - 1972), regarded as 'le maître' among couturiers. "Haute couture is like an orchestra, for which only Balenciaga is the conductor. The rest of us are just musicians, following the directions he gives us”, Christian Dior once said. The Spanish designer was known as a strict taskmaster who regarded his work as a religion. His complex, sculptural designs worked best in black,... [Lire la suite]