Attention all fashion lovers and creatives! Kunstmuseum Den Haag is presenting an exhibition that will make your heart beat faster: Balenciaga – Masterly Black . It is of course the display of one of the greatest fashion designers that ever existed: Cristóbal Balenciaga. So you really have to go there!
Special: it is the first time that such a large selection of Balenciaga can be seen in the Netherlands. The exhibition is until March 5 1967 on display in The Hague. It concerns more than 100 masterpieces from the collections of Palais Galliera and Maison Balenciaga. Be prepared for an inspiring afternoon packed with fashion. One thing is certain: the items steal the show!
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Real haute couture
It is a special exhibition to say the least. The room is filled with eye-catching pieces that really show the history of the Balenciaga brand. “If haute couture is an orchestra, Balenciaga is the conductor and the rest of us are just musicians following the master’s directions,” Christian Dior once said. Cristóbal was known as a fiery, passionate and strict fashion designer who saw his work as a religion. And it shows.
Black is the new black
If you wear black, it always looks good. Black is chic, classy and dressy. The fashion house Balenciaga thought the same. All vintage creations that can be admired in the museum are in black. Whether it’s a beautiful evening dress, a cool suit or a cute cocktail dress. Maybe a bit monotonous? On the contrary: the exhibition is very versatile due to the difference in fabrics, textures, groundbreaking shapes and materials. This is how the Spanish fashion designer made a difference in his masterpieces.
)More than just looking
During your visit you will discover more than just beautiful Balenciaga creations. In the museum you can also discover a lot of news about the fashion house and the teacher. You get an insight into the life of the designer in times of his youth, for example about his training as a tailor.