SEE PHOTOS IN THE GALLERY ABOVE
Curator, Cassie Davies-Strodder sure knows how to bring fashion to life.
She recently had to travel round the world seeking pieces of the legendary Cristobal Balenciaga to celebrate his ideals at the Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion exhibition.
On why she had to travel far and wide, Davies-Strodder stated in an interview that: “He is such a mystery, because he didn’t do many interviews or write a biography. It’s tricky because there’s a lot of mythology that builds up about someone like that. There are all these stories, but he only ever gave one interview… He was very private. For the first 10 years of his fashion house, he banned the press from the first showings of his collections – they made separate journeys a month later. It could be seen as career suicide but he had such confidence.”
As far the 50’s, Balenciaga had designs and styles that still warms the heart of many fashion enthusiasts till this day. It’s no surprise though that he was referred to as the “master of all” by Christian Dior.
“We knew from an early stage that we wanted to look at the legacy up to the present day,” Davies-Strodder explained. “We could have stopped in the Sixties with the people that worked with him, but we felt in order to make it as relevant as possible to people, we needed to take it right up until now. Those were early decisions.”
We sure will rock these Vintage outfits any day, anytime and anywhere!
Slides through the gallery above to experience Balenciaga’s timeless pieces.
Culled from British Vouge
Written By Ugochi Obiajunwa