Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Balenciaga museum opens on 10th June in the designer's hometown

"If Dior is the Watteau of couture - full of nuances, smart, sensitive and timeless, then Balenciaga is the Picasso of fashion because, like the painter, and he's got a deep respect for the tradition and a classic style which underlines all his experiments with mondernity."

It's with these words that Cecil Beaton defined in" The Glass of Fashion" (1954) the style of one of the great masters of couture of the first half of the 20th century.

And the master is now getting his own museum in  his hometown, Getaria, Spain, which will open on 10 June, featuring a selection of 90 pieces and promoting the importance of the designer's work for couture.

The museum space comprises the historic Palace Aldamar, a monumental building of 19th century and summer residence of the Marquis de Casa Torres, and an extension, designed by the architects AV62.

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