Frazier History Museum

 Mona wearing Balenciaga ©The Cecil Beaton Archive at Sotheby's

Mona wearing Balenciaga ©The Cecil Beaton Archive at Sotheby's

Balenciaga and His Muse
by Stephanie Wood, Victoria and Albert Museum


Thursday, March 15, 2018 | 5:30 PM  8:00 PM
5:30-7:00 Gallery open / 7:00-8:00 Lecture

Cristóbal Balenciaga is one of the most important and revered fashion designers of the twentieth century. His revolutionary shapes and unrivaled craftsmanship shaped the modernity of 1960's fashion and continues to shape fashion today, from the exquisite couture to the avant-garde street-wear.  Stephanie Wood, curator at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, will explore the inspiration and influence of this renowned Spanish couturier, including his connection to a Kentucky-born muse, Mona Bismarck, subject of the Frazier’s newest exhibition Magnificent Mona Bismarck: Kentucky Style Icon.

Stephanie Wood, Co-Curator of the critically-acclaimed Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum, will enhance understanding of the importance of Balenciaga to fashion and with regard to Mona’s style.

Tickets:
$10 general admission | FREE to Members of the Frazier.
Price includes light refreshments.
There will also be a cash bar.

 

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