Thursday, March 24, 2011

Traje de Luces and other Balenciaga Wonders

This Saturday, March 26, is the opening of the Balenciaga show at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. My friend and style cohort, Karen, and I plan to make a day of soaking up the beauty and experiencing the thrill of viewing Balenciaga’s gorgeously designed and meticulously created clothing in person. Karen and I continually share runway catalogs, fashion magazines and style events. The elegance of the YSL show at the de Young in 2009 brought us to tears. We better bring a pocketful of hankies to Balenciaga. 
Our plan is to arrive at 9 am with the doors opening at 9:30. We’ll pick up our will-call tickets to the Balenciaga and Spain Symposium, spend a couple hours seeing the show, buy a stack of catalogs (one for each of us and some for gifts), have lunch in the cafĂ© and then attend the lecture from 1-4.  Hamish Bowles, curator of the show and European editor at large for American Vogue is speaking with a panel of fashion experts and signing catalogs. 
Full report to follow!

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