Balenciaga

Pierre Arizzoli-Clémentel, Miren Arzalluz, Amalia Descalzo

Description

Cristóbal Balenciaga made his name in Paris in the 1940s and 1950s in the golden age of haute couture. He was hailed by Coco Chanel as “the only true couturier among us,” and his clients included Princess Grace of Monaco and the Duchess of Windsor.

This book is published to mark the inauguration of the Balenciaga Museum in Getaria, Spain, which will house a permanent collection of over one hundred pieces created by this master designer. It features an extraordinary selection of the most representative pieces from the Museum’s collection, and includes four essays written by specialists on Balenciaga’s work.

Reviews

We do what we can with fabric—but Balenciaga does anything he wants.

— Christian Dior

This well-researched and well-designed publication will appeal to readers with an interest in haute couture and fashion history.

— Choice

Recommended for anyone interested in the history of fashion.

— Library Journal

Contributors

Pierre Arizzoli-Clémentel

Author

Pierre Arizzoli-Clémentel is the former director of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

Miren Arzalluz

Author

Miren Arzalluz is the curator and head of collections at Fundación Cristóbal Balenciaga.

Amalia Descalzo

Author

Amalia Descalzo teaches Communication and Management in Fashion at the Centro Universitario Vellanueva.