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 café 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!