Ten key pieces from the 'Balenciaga, Working in Black' exhibition in Paris


March 20, 2017 | BY AFP Relaxnews

The French capital's Palais Galliera is holding an exhibition at the city's Musée Bourdelle, on now through July 16, 2017, entitled "Balenciaga, l'oeuvre au noir" ("Balenciaga, Working in Black"). The show pays homage to the "designer's designer," Cristóbal Balenciaga, and his favorite color. From cocktail dresses and boleros to hats and archive sketches, here's a look at some of the pieces on show in the Paris exhibition.


Black woolen fabric, black and red silk velvet, embroidered velvet appliqué and jade beading. Palais Galliera Collection. 


3_balenciaga_r.4f0a9150105.original.jpgBlack machine-made lace over flesh-tone organza. Palais Galliera Collection.


Draped and ruffled taffeta. Palais Galliera Collection.


Black wool crepe. Palais Galliera Collection.


7_balenciaga_c.b8ece151256.original.jpgBlack satin, black velvet and taffeta decoration, black veil. Palais Galliera Collection.


12_balenciaga_.6e57c151529.original.jpgBlack gazar. Palais Galliera Collection.


Black crepe with pale pink bustier. Palais Galliera Collection


Black machine-made lace, black satin ribbon. Palais Galliera Collection.


Black marquisette, pink silk satin ribbon. Palais Galliera Collection.


Dress and hood ensemble in black gazar.


© Julien Vidal / Galliera / Roger-Viollet | Exposition "Balenciaga, l'oeuvre au noir"

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