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  • When I graphed "Balenciaga," I discovered that the brand is far more referenced today than it was when Cristobal Balenciaga was designing it post-World War II.

    Now Online: 120 Years of Vogue Fashion

  • On a screen elegantly inset into one wall, you see ladies in sleeveless dresses seated very much like yourself in bamboo-backed chairs at a couture showing of the Spanish tour-de-fashion Cristobal Balenciaga.

    Patricia Zohn: CultureZohn: Balenciaga at the Spanish Institute

  • Conceived by designer Oscar de la Renta and curated by Vogue's European Editor-at-Large Hamish Bowles, over seventy items from the Cristobal Balenciaga archives will be on display.

    Preview The Spanish Institute's 'BALENCIAGA: Spanish Master' (PHOTOS)

  • "Only Dior, Coco Chanel, Cristobal Balenciaga and Karl Lagerfeld, his peer and rival, were said to be on the same plateau."

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  • Of course, we knew that Mrs. Kennedy loved French couture clothes, primarily from Hubert de Givenchy who had apprenticed with his mentor, the famed Cristobal Balenciaga.

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  • Fashion, as Cristobal Balenciaga famously and sourly observed at the end of his career, is a dog's life.

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  • The exhibition -- curated by Hamish Bowles, European editor at large of Vogue -- features 120 haute couture garments, hats and headdresses designed by Cristobal Balenciaga 1895-1972.

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  • Oscar de la Renta - who for years did couture at Balmain and trained with Cristobal Balenciaga but who now calls the art "completely irrelevant," noting it's not necessary to promote a brand.

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  • This private gesture, documented in the Washington Post, was by a woman who, as a gardener, didn't mind digging in the dirt -- but her gardening smocks were made by Givenchy, who dressed her after the great couturier Cristobal Balenciaga retired. :

  • While mass consumerism was spreading across postwar America in the 1950s, in Europe it was the golden age of haute couture, epitomized by a stunning, handmade-to-measure 1957 black silk chiffon crepe cocktail dress by Cristobal Balenciaga. Local, Sports, Business and Entertainment News


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