Balenciaga: "The Black"
The Palais Galliera and the Bourdelle Museum pay tribute to "The most Couture of Couturiers", Cristobal Balenciaga, with a retrospective in three parts. This first part of the Balenciaga saga, talks about black and volumes that challenges the laws of gravity.
Black motivated Balenciaga : the backbone of his work was inspired by the folklore and traditions of his Spanish childhood. Black was this exceptionally skilled tailor's preference.
The exhibition resonates with the black tones of an alchemist of haute couture : variations of black repeated in over a hundred of pieces from the Galliera collections and the archives of Maison Balenciaga.
Balenciaga: L'Œuvre au noir, from March the 6th to July the 16th at Bourdelle Museum