Balenciaga?s Craft: Outside In

May 23, 2017|
Balenciaga?s Craft: Outside In by Lesley Ellis Miller
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Cristóbal Balenciaga (1895–1972) remains one of the most revered and enigmatic of fashion designers. Here, breathtaking illustrations reveal why he is renowned for exceptional tailoring, sculptural shapes, deft manipulation of textiles, and a dramatic use of color. His glamorous clientele included Grace Kelly, Jackie Kennedy, Pauline de Rothschild, Ava Gardner, and Marlene Dietrich; many of his clients dressed almost exclusively in his designs, which were celebrated for being both easy to wear and tailored to flatter any figure. Even today, Balenciaga’s name remains synonymous with quality.
This fully revised and extended edition of Balenciaga offers a thorough examination of the Spanish-born couturier’s designs and business practice, and places him firmly in the context of the time, looking at the country in which he learned his trade and the international fashion scene in which he matured and triumphed. His perfectionism, effortless, iconic style, and the wearability of his clothes continue to influence designers today. Illustrated with archival images as well as stunning new photography, this book explores Balenciaga’s legacy in fascinating detail.
Lesley Ellis Miller is keeper of furniture, textiles, and fashion at the V&A.
Title:Balenciaga?s Craft: Outside InFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:192 pages, 11 X 8.75 X 1 inShipping dimensions:192 pages, 11 X 8.75 X 1 inPublished:May 23, 2017Publisher:Harry N. AbramsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1851779035

ISBN - 13:9781851779031

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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