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Balenciaga and His Legacy: Haute Couture from the Texas Fashion Collection
by Myra Walker
Born in 1895 in a remote fishing village in Spain, Cristóbal Balenciaga learned sewing and tailoring at his mother’s knee. By 1937, the talented and persistent young man had opened his own design salon in Paris, and in the years following World War II he emerged as a designer to be reckoned with in the world of haute couture. The House of Balenciaga grew to serve an intern ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published January 24th 2007 by Yale University Press
(first published December 24th 2006)
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This is a great book. The pictures are wonderful and the clothing is amazing. The big negative is the tiny and light font. The pictures speak for themselves but I had to squint just to find out what year the clothing was from and I'm in my 20s.