This is a great video about the Queen SofÃa Spanish Institute’s Balenciaga: Spanish Master exhibit which ran earlier this year in New York City.
Conceived of by our Chairman, Oscar de la Renta, curated by Vogue Contributing Editor Hamish Bowles, BALENCIAGA: Spanish Master was the first exhibition to consider the impact of Spain’s culture, history and art on one of its greatest twentieth-century sons, the legendary designer CristÃ³bal Balenciaga (1895-1972). Showcasing more than seventy items of CristÃ³bal Balenciaga clothing and accessories, BALENCIAGA: Spanish Master is the result of an unprecedented collaboration between the House of Balenciaga in Paris and an American institution.(source)
My favourite tidbit of information gleamed from this video is that Oscar de la Renta worked for CristÃ³bal Balenciaga. Artinfo.com has some great photos of the BALENCIAGA: Spanish Master exhibit.
This video was taken by Bart Boehlert who chatted curator Hamish Bowles.