08 avril 2011

"Balenciaga and Spain" @ de Young Museum

  SAN FRANCISCO.- The de Young Museum in San Francisco opened Balenciaga and Spain, an exhibition curated by Hamish Bowles, European editor at large of Vogue, featuring 120 haute couture garments, hats, and headdresses designed by Cristóbal Balenciaga (1895–1972). In this image: Opening gallery of Balenciaga and Spain at the de Young Museum in San Francisco through July 4, 2011. SAN FRANCISCO.- You can feel the pulse of Spain beat in every garment in Balenciaga and Spain. A dress ruffle inspired by the flourish of a... [Lire la suite]
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27 mars 2011

"Balenciaga and Spain" @ de Young Museum

Cristobal Balenciaga. Detail of cocktail dress of fuchsia silk shantung and black lace with black silk satin ribbons, summer 1966 SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- You can feel the pulse of Spain beat in every garment in Balenciaga and Spain. A dress ruffle inspired by the flourish of a flamenco dancer’s bata de cola skirt; paillette-studded embroidery that glitters on a bolero jacket conjuring a nineteenth-century traje de luces (suit of lights) worn by a matador; clean, simple, and technically perfect lines that extrapolate the minimalist... [Lire la suite]
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01 août 2010

"To Dye For: A World Saturated in Color" @ the de Young

Oscar de la Renta, Trench coat, 2005. Coat: Silk; warp-faced plain weave, warp-resist dyeing (ikat). Belt: synthetic raffia, leather; crocheted. Gift of Mr. Thomas L. Kempner SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- This season, fashion designers all over the world are presenting tie-dye inspired collections on the runway as something new and fresh. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) investigates the trend by exploring its history, which has been honed for centuries by cultures spanning the globe. From pre-historic to modern times, the... [Lire la suite]