The 1957 embroidered wedding dress of Sonsoles Díez de Rivera (daughter of Balenciaga's Spanish muse, Marquesa de Llanzol)
This entire "room" was an illustration!
Steve, Monica and Lisa enjoying themselves with Queen Sofia
Thanks to the sweet staff at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute!
Last week, my buddies at Ace Hotel kindly invited me and fellow OC Ace alum Lisa Cole to join them for a private viewing and reception of "BALENCIAGA: Spanish Master" at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute. The exhibition, curated by Hamish Bowles, brilliantly showcases 70 pieces of clothing and accessories from the mid-twentieth century by Cristóbal Balenciaga. It was an ideal Friday evening spent wandering the exhibition's three floors, all beautifully highlighting Balenciaga’s Spanish influenced designs.
"BALENCIAGA: Spanish Master" runs through February 19th.
Queen Sofia Spanish Institute
84 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016 MAP