Left: Bolero of garnet velvet and black jet embroidery, winter 1947. Collection of The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Photograph by Craig McDean. Center: Detail of evening bolero jacket of burgundy silk velvet and jet and passementerie embroidery by Bataille, winter 1946. Collection of Hamish Bowles. Photo by Kenny Komer. Right: Scarlet silk ottoman evening coat with capelet collar, autumn/win

Balenciaga and Spain

March 26, 2011July 4, 2011

Balenciaga and Spain examines the profound and enduring influence of Spain on the work of haute couture master Cristóbal Balenciaga. The impact of Spanish culture, history, and traditions is explored through the recurring themes in Balenciaga’s oeuvre and organized in the exhibition in six sections: Spanish Art, Regional Dress, the Spanish Court, Religious Life and Ceremony, the Bullfight, and Dance. Hamish Bowles, the European editor at large for Vogue, is guest curator. Objects are drawn from museum and private collections in France, Spain, and the United States, including the FAMSF collection.

Strollers are not permitted in the exhibition.

Balenciaga and Spain is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

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Major Patrons

San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums
Christine Suppes

Lead Sponsors

Neiman Marcus

Marissa Mayer and Zachary Bogue
Diane B. Wilsey