Balenciaga + Queen Sofia Institute

A new exhibition dedicated to the work of Balenciaga and the ongoing history of the brand will be on view beginning November 19th, at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute in NYC, and will run through February 19th next year. Curated by Hamish Bowles, of Vogue fame, BALENCIAGA: Spanish Master pays tribute to Critobal Balenciaga (1895-1972), one of the most important and prolific Spanish designers to impact the aesthetic landscape of modern fashion design.  The exhibition will feature over 70 clothing and accessory items from the archives at the House of Balenciaga in Paris and other prominent collections from both America and Europe.  Highlights in the exhibition include the famous "Infanta" dress from 1939, matador boleros from 1946 and flamenco style dresses from 1951 and 1961. A catalogue authored by Hamish Bowles will accompany the exhibition and it is already scheduled to travel to San Francisco to make its next stop at the deYoung Museum beginning in March of next year.
-Left: Infanta Dress, 1939; Right: Evening Dress and Stole, 1952-
-Left: Flamenco-inspired dress, 1951; Right: Ensemble with toreador bolero, 1946-
-Images from NYmag-