Balenciaga and Spain
The east coast may be playing host to McQueen, but if you’re headed to San Francisco this summer, be sure to check out Balenciaga and Spain, a retrospective of the great designer’s work on display until July 4th. The de Young museum has collected hundreds of looks that show how very much Balenciaga was influenced by his native country, and whether it be the matador or royal Spanish portraiture, the inspiration Spain provided is undeniable.
Often referred to as the Picasso of fashion, Balenciaga was decades ahead of his time. Looks of his from the late 1940s would not have seemed out of place twenty years later, and the clear evolution of his style and aesthetic throughout his career show him to be the master he was proclaimed to be. This exhibit is definitely a must see for the fashion lovers of the west coast.