Loving fashion and Spanish traditions?
Then you definitely need to visit the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum in Madrid. The museum is offering an exhibition of the creations of one of the most famous designers from Spain, Christobal Balenciaga.
You will always see a bit from the Spanish art and culture in the dresses he designs. The Spanish culture was always a big influence in the Balenciaga work. There was always the reference to the Spanish art and culture. The influences of the art history were something he always used while working on his collections, mixed with his own personality and sense of style. In many of Balenciaga´s pieces you see the simple and minimalistic lines and architecture volume. You can see so much of Spain back in his designs!
For example: The fringes of some of the dresses are derived from the flamenco dancers. You know how a typical bullfighter looks like right? The bullfighter was an inspiration for some of the jackets and bolero´s.
Besides of the dresses, you can also take a look at a selection of Spanish paintings from the 16e and 20e century. The paintings are selected by Eloy Martinez de la Pera. Eloy has carefully selected the paintings and some very valuable garments from the following different national museums:
- The Prado Museum
- The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum
- The Balenciaga de Guetaria-museum
- The Museu del Disseny in Barcelona
The exhibition also contains some pieces from private collections, which have never been shown to the public.
You can visit the Balenciaga exhibition till September 22, 2019.
A Balenciaga exhibition asks for a stunning outfit, right? What about this fuchsia-white floral jumpsuit from our Miss collection? This design also has a lot of Spanish influences which is perfect for the exhibitions. Combine it with a pair of colorful heels and you are ready to go!