Balenciaga Paris

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Thames & Hudson, Sep 12, 2006 - Design - 216 pages
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A sumptuous retrospective of one of the greatest houses in international fashion Balenciaga Paristraces the designer's collections year by year, from 1937 to 2006, using photos, press cuttings, sketches, and other archival material. The book explores two main periods in depth: 1937-1968, when Cristobal Balenciaga made his name during Paris's golden age of fashion; and 1996-2006, charting the dramatic revival of the House of Balenciaga under Nicolas Ghesquičre, one of the most widely admired and celebrated new designers in contemporary fashion. He has co-directed the book's production with Pamela Golbin, curator at the Musee de la Mode et du Textile, Paris, who has compiled the text. Described by Christian Dior as "the master of us all," Balenciaga's bold genius with cut, line, and fabric mark him out as one of the most daring and original designers in the world of haute couture. His virtuoso command of technique and imaginative exuberance recall his Spanish roots as well as assuring his place in the pantheon of twentieth-century style and elegance. 280 illustrations, 200 in color.

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User Review  - Jacqueline - Goodreads

This is a pretty decent companion to the exquisite Balenciaga exhibit at the Musee de Mode in 2006, but you would have no clue how amazing it was just by seeing this book. It is good at documenting ... Read full review


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About the author (2006)

Golbin is known in the world of international fashion for her distinguised role as Curator of the Museum of Fashion and Fabrics at the Louvre in Paris.

Fabien Baron was born and raised in France, and studied briefly at the Ecole des Arts Appliques before moving to the U.S. in the early 80s. He has served as creative director for renowned international publications such as "Italian Vogue", "Interview" and "Harper's Bazaar", and is currently the creative director at "French Vogue". Baron is also the founder of Baron & Baron, the powerful branding, advertising and packaging agency. He is the recipient of numerous design awards, including a special award for influence in art direction from the Council of Fashion Designers of America. He lives and works in New York.