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Today's global luxury brand Balenciaga owes its name and existence to one of the twentieth century's most innovative fashion designers, the internationally renowned Basque Cristobal Balenciaga. 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, this fascinating book examines how and where garments were made, and why some demonstrate the cutting edge of fashion while others may seem 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.
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'Accompanying a major exhibition, this book by Lesley Ellis Miller examines the career of legendary couturier and his place in the international fashion scene' --Time Magazine, 2007
'It is bound to enthrall anyone interested in fashion, couture and one of the greatest fashion designers of all time' --Antiques and Collectables Antiques and Collectables, 2007
'Uses glorious illustrations and photographs to look back at the master's signature sculptural forms' --Town & Country (US) 2007
Miren Arzalluz is Curator at the Balenciaga Foundation. She specialized in the history of dress and fashion at the Courtauld Institute of Art, and has previously worked at various British museums including the V&A and Kensington Palace.
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