Cristóbal Balenciaga: The Making of a Master (1895-1936) by Miren Arzalluz, Lesley Ellis Miller


  • Author: Miren Arzalluz, Lesley Ellis Miller
  • eBook title: Cristóbal Balenciaga: The Making of a Master (1895-1936)
  • Category: Arts & Photography
  • Subcategory: Graphic Design
  • ISBN: 185177663X
  • ISBN13: 978-1851776634
  • Size PDF: 1511 kb
  • Size eBPUB: 1760 kb
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Cristóbal Balenciaga: The Making of a Master (1895-1936)

Balenciaga is one of today’s leading luxury brands. This book presents the man behind the label, the sophisticated, elegant Basque Cristóbal Balenciaga (1895–1972). Set against stunning photographs of his gorgeous clothes, Miren Arzalluz’s in-depth study reveals the roots of Balenciaga’s Parisian success, unveiling his formative experiences and achievements in Spain against the backdrop of his social and cultural heritage. In extraordinary detail, she examines how and where his garments were made, and why some were cutting-edge while others appear conservative. Arzalluz reveals the importance of family and friends as well as patrons and employees in establishing Balenciaga’s reputation, and his sensitivity to the economic and political environment in which he worked.




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