This unprecedented volume accompanies the first exhibition to consider the impact of Spain's culture, history, and art on one of its greatest designers of the twentieth century, the legendary Balenciaga. Hailed as "Fashion's Picasso" by Cecil Beaton, Cristobal Balenciaga (1895-1972) created an innovative oeuvre that transformed the way women dressed. From the opening of his Paris fashion house in 1937 until his retirement in 1968, Balenciaga's visionary, ever-evolving designs and impeccable standards seduced generations of the most iconic, best-dressed women in the world, including the Duchess of Windsor, Gloria Guinness, Pauline de Rothschild, Mona Bismarck, Princess Grace of Monaco, Doris Duke, Diana Vreeland, and Queen Fabiola of Belgium. For Diana Vreeland, the designer's "inspiration came from the bullrings, the flamenco dancers, the loose blouses the fishermen wear, the cool of the cloisters." Exploring the profound and enduring influence of Balenciaga's native country on his work, this book considers the influences of Spain's greatest artists, from Zurbaran, Velazquez, and Goya to Picasso and Miro. It also investigates the impact of Spain's religious dress and ceremony, its royal history, its rich regional costume, its dance traditions, and the power and splendor of the bullfight on the protean Balenciaga's designs. This illuminating and lavishly illustrated volume will be a must-have for art and fashion connoisseurs.
Descrizione libro Skira Rizzoli, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0847836460
Descrizione libro Skira Rizzoli 2011-03-29, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. First. 0847836460. Codice libro della libreria 686156
Descrizione libro Skira Rizzoli, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. First. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0847836460
Descrizione libro Skira Rizzoli, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110847836460
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Descrizione libro Skira, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 1st edition edition. 256 pages. 12.50x9.50x1.25 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 0847836460