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Balenciaga Paris

Exhibitions / June 6th 2006 – January 28th 2007 - Les Arts Décoratifs, Musée de la Mode et du Textile, Paris

Among many excellent exhibitions which La Rosa participated in, there is the great celebration of Balenciaga’s genius. Refined mannequins seem to come out from a futuristic and surreal world, beaming light lines and giving life to dresses. Semi-human figures hold fashion creations, also made in metal net as according to Balenciaga’s attitude in joining fashion and unusual stuffs. Elegance and meticulous architecture characterize these figures, that La Rosa created with Balenciaga creative director Nicolas Guesquière for the occasion. An homage to Cristóbal Balenciaga, legendary Spanish couturier, who strongly influenced French and European fashion history . The exhibition shows 30 mannequins with 160 dresses by a selection of Guesquière among Balenciaga’s designs archive, exposed chronologically from the beginning to 1968 when the fashioner presents his last collection and turns back to his native town Getaria.

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