Cristobal Balenciaga vu par Vogue
Hailed by his peers, Chanel and Madeline Vionnet and his rival Dior, as the undisputed master of proportions and lines. Balenciaga exerted profound influence on 20th century fashion. From1937 to 1968, he instigated nearly all major changes in the female figure, experimenting with mid-calf length, the dress-bag, the balloon dress, the high-waisted suit, the ‘’cocoon coat’’, the tunic dress… His shear genius led him on the permanent quest for simplicity and comfort, as for legendary splendor of evening dresses. The creations of this complex and secretive personality are told through the wonderful photographs published in Vogue, including those of Irving Penn and Cecil Beaton.
Susan IRVINE is a journalist for Vogue UK and author specializing in fashion history.
*This book is only available in French.
- ISBN: 9782212140477
- Publisher: Eyrolles
- Dimensions: 22 x 17 x 2 cm
- Weight: 1 lbs