If you have tried to access this blog in the past week or so you may have been greeted by a threatening label. Unfortunately our entire site was hacked and it’s taken us a bit to go live again. The upside of this whole episode is I return to you with a glimpse of a genuine work of art! This past weekend at the Veteran sale I was fortunate to shoot some pictures of this Cristóbal Balenciaga coat before it sold. Balenciaga was a master couturier from Spain known for his tailoring and ” bubble shaped” clothing. The first Balenciaga boutique opened in 1918. This is a museum quality piece that had the address of the Balenciaga studio on it’s label!
(Kicking myself that in all the excitement most of the images of the coat came out blurry)
This very similar evening coat from 1955 is exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London
Mr. Balenciaga via Mr. Porter