balenciaga in tel avivby Roza Sinaysky | 23.12.12
I had to rub my eyes when an invitation to the “Balenciaga exhibition in the Tel Aviv museum” popped into my mail box. After a week full of fashion adventures came this surprising event straight from the Balenciaga archives in France. This exhibition presents not only the designer’s original work but also his inspirations such as, fabric swatches, books, photographs and paper clippings all of which helped to create a complete universe of his creative vision. I learned about his influences from the church and his obsession with the 19th century and how he’s still the only fashion designer ever who could sketch, cut and sew all on his own (apparently from what I heard with both hands!) This made me even more curious to see where young Alexander Wang will take this traditional fashion house.
An elegant display specially made for the fragile clothes, no flash photography allowed!
The black lace bolero on the right has my name all over it.
Can’t help but imagining Nicolas Ghesquiere flipping through all these amazing treasures as part of the design process.
Christobal’s Spanish heritage shows in many of his designs. Embroidery is a huge part of his work and this designs displayed in this exhibition.
His obsession with the 19th century is very visible in this exhibition.
A bit of color, gowns that could serve a few actresses on the red carpet even today.
From the mood board, photos of a model and fabric swatches of an incredible dress, bellow.
Those were the days, models holding numbers in each outing on the catwalk, so elegant.
The iconic black dress featured in pages of Vogue shot by Ervin Penn.
Cristobal’s favorite items to design, the cape, the suit and the dress…
A beautifully curated exhibition, won’t take much of your time but will enrich your creative world with timeless beauty that is fashion.