Today Debra and I went to preview the Balenciaga: Spanish Master exhibition held at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute in New York. The show which opens tomorrow features more than 70 items of Cristobal Balenciaga curated by Hamish Bowles. Designer, Oscar de la Renta conceived of the show which is the first to consider the impact of Spain’s culture, history, and art on the legendary Critsobal Balenciaga.
I took Debra to the exhibit with me because I knew she’d appreciation the beautiful display and scultural forms. She told me that she first saw Balenciaga’s work as a child on TV. His designs and colors were immediately inspiring to her. Even if you can’t afford to buy designer clothing you can be inspired by their artistry. It is the artful quality and expressive power of style that Debra and I relate to. Check out the great clip below to see some Vintage Balenciaga designs similar to those in the exhibition.