May 6, 2022
Cristóbal Balenciaga – The Glamorous 1950s – on Monday, May 16th at 6.30PM
fashion and art
On Monday, May 16th 2022 at 6.30 PM
MARINA PIZZIOLO, Art Historian and Critic with ROMANO RAVASIO, Partner of Art Consulting, GASPARD DE MASSÉ, Curator of the Archives of the Maison Balenciaga, and LORENZO RIVA, Designer and Couturier, will present
“CRISTÓBAL BALENCIAGA: THE GLAMOROUS 1950s”
a rare and important collection of over eight thousand drawings by Cristóbal Balenciaga.
Lorenzo Riva was artistic director of Maison Balenciaga in the years 1980-1981 and has preciously preserved a significant set of original designs by Cristóbal Balenciaga. The collection, curated by Art Consulting, is wide and extensive. It reveals the birth of Balenciaga’s iconic lines and designs. More than eight thousand drawings offer a valuable observatory to learn about the designer’s creative process in the period 1950-58, when Balenciaga paved the way for Hubert de Givenchy, who considered him his master, and in the 1960s for André Courrèges and Emanuel Ungaro.
Thirty original drawings by Cristóbal Balenciaga from the collection from which Cointelegraph and Crypto.com drew inspiration to create 25,000 NFTs.