Balenciaga, Lace Magician, April 17th to August 30th 2015
Cristobal Balenciaga (1895 – 1972) is generally recognised as one of the greatest and most influential designers of the 20th century. Creative ingenuity, bold vision and a sense of design set his pieces apart. Balenciaga mentored Hubert de Givenchy and influenced Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, André Courrèges and Emanuel Ungaro to name but a few. Some of his loyal clients were important 20th century personalities: Grace of Monaco, the Queen of Spain, Queen Fabiola of Belgium and the Duchess of Windsor.
The International Centre for Lace and Fashion in Calais has a remarkable collection from the Balenciaga fashion house dating back from the 1930s to the 60s. The exhibition showcases this incredible designer through the history of his fashion brand (1919 – 1968) and the lace and embroidery which he used in his designs.
International Centre for Lace and Fashion – CALAIS
03 21 00 42 30
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