Balenciaga and Spain Symposium

On March 26, 2011 a symposium was held at the de Young in conjunction with the special exhibition Balenciaga and Spain. Guest curator Hamish Bowles and speakers Miren Arzalluz, Lourdes Font and Pamela Golbin examined the power of the Spanish imagination and its cultural and artistic impact on the work of one of the 20th century's greatest designers, Cristóbal Balenciaga.

Balenciaga and Spain by Hamish Bowles
Balenciaga and Spain: Cristóbal Balenciaga and the Power of the Spanish Identity by Hamish Bowles
Cristóbal Balenciaga: The Making of a Master by Miren Arzalluz
Cristóbal Balenciaga: The Making of the Master (1895–1936) by Miren Arzalluz
10 Avenue Georges V by Pamela Goblin
10 Avenue Georges V by Pamela Goblin
Austere Splendor: Balenciaga's Legacy of Spanish Court Costume by Lourdes Font
Austere Splendor: Balenciaga's Legacy of Spanish Court Costume by Lourdes Font