23 mars 2016

Balenciaga couture embroidered gazar evening gown and jacket, Spring-Summer, 1960

A Balenciaga couture embroidered gazar evening gown and jacket, Spring-Summer, 1960, Paris labelled and numbered 81011, embroidered by Lesage in Manilla-shawl style with brightly coloured scrolling silk flowerheads, the sleeveless dress with simple scooped neck, cut lower at the back, bust 102-107cm, 40-42in, (2) - Sold £2600. Kerry Taylor Auctions

20 mars 2016

Balenciaga. Evening Ensemble, 1965

Balenciaga. Evening Ensemble, 1965
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19 mars 2016

Embroidery Samples, France, ca. 1770 at Cooper Hewitt

Embroidery Sample (France), ca. 1770; silk, paper; H x W: 21.5 x 15.5 cm (8 7/16 x 6 1/8 in.); Museum purchase from Au Panier Fleuri Fund; 1932-1-16. Cooper Hewitt. Embroidery Sample (France), ca. 1770; silk, paper; H x W: 31.1 x 19 cm (12 1/4 x 7 1/2 in.); Museum purchase from Au Panier Fleuri Fund; 1932-1-10. Cooper Hewitt. Embroidery Sample (France), ca. 1770; silk, paper; H x W: 29 x 18 cm (11 7/16 x 7 1/16 in.); Museum purchase from Au Panier Fleuri Fund; 1932-1-14. Cooper Hewitt. Embroidery Sample (France), ca. 1770;... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2016

Fabienne Velos in strapless pale blue satin eveving gown by Balenciaga, 1948.

Fabienne Velos in strapless pale blue satin eveving gown by Balenciaga, 1948.
19 mars 2016

Yohji Yamamoto

Yohji Yamamoto
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17 mars 2016

Cristobal Balenciaga, Dress, Autumn-Winter 1966

Cristobal Balenciaga, Dress, Autumn-Winter 1966. Black silk cloqué one-piece dress; french sleeves. Inventory Number(s): AC4868 84-22-1 ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Takashi Hatakeyama Label: BALENCIAGA 10, AVENUE GEORGE V. PARIS Combining an exquisite cut with an intrinsically stiff fabric to produce an expressive, dynamic vertical ribbing, this dress gives testimony to the creativeness which earned Balenciaga his reputation as a genius with scissors. This new silhouette was created using silk cloqué... [Lire la suite]

17 mars 2016

Cristobal Balenciaga, Coat, 1963

Cristobal Balenciaga, Coat, 1963. Ivory wool twill; ten buttons at the front. Inventory Number(s): AC6716 90-16-17 ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Takashi Hatakeyama  Label: BALENCIAGA 10, AVENUE GEORGE V. PARIS.   The gentle curve of the shoulder line and voluminous impression given by this cape coat represent a new form for dress shape. This shape is made possible through an innovative concept for the garment's composition, in which the front and back of the cape, cut as continuations of... [Lire la suite]
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17 mars 2016

Cristobal Balenciaga, Cocktail Dress, Autumn-Winter 1962

Cristobal Balenciaga, Cocktail Dress, Autumn-Winter 1962. Black gazar with all-over black plastic paillette embroidery. Inventory Number(s): AC07006 91-15-2. ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Takashi Hatakeyama Label: (172 Stamp) (JACQUELINE-GINETTE ANNA Handwriting). The plastic paillettes (sequins) of this dress have a cold artificial sparkle, and show the new texture of the 1960s, predicting the trend of later years. Cristobal Balenciaga, who had his eyes set on using modern shapes,... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2016

Cristobal Balenciaga, Evening Dress, Autumn-Winter 1961

Cristobal Balenciaga, Evening Dress, Autumn-Winter 1961. Black silk with layers of rose patterned lace; lace ruffles from neckline to hem. Inventory Number(s): AC140 77-10-4 ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Takashi Hatakeyama Label: BALENCIAGA 10, AVENUE GEORGE V PARIS (92556 Hand writing). Cristobal Balenciaga, born in Spain, excelled in designing Flamenco hemline dresses like this one. The black Chantilly lace flows down dynamically and rhythmically over the dress.Balenciaga, the Master of... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2016

Acclaimed Fashion Designer Isaac Mizrahi Focus of Major Exhibition

Isaac Mizrahi, 2015. Credit: Photograph © Jason Frank Rothenberg New York, NY - The Jewish Museum presents the first exhibition focused on Isaac Mizrahi, the influential American fashion designer, artist, and entrepreneur, from March 18 to August 7, 2016.  Through over 250 works, including clothing and costume designs, sketches, photographs, and an immersive video installation, this survey exhibition explores Mizrahi’s unique position at the intersection of high style and popular culture.  While best known for his... [Lire la suite]