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Balenciaga in Black

100 masterpieces enter the Kunstmuseum

There are only a handful of brands that throughout their lineage have continued to carry the artistry of yesteryear to today. Balenciaga is one of them. The brand, known to be a trailblazer of style, was founded in 1919 by Spanish designer Cristóbal Balenciaga in San Sebastian, Spain. Making his name as a couturier and dubbed “the master of us all” by Christian Dior, Balenciaga quickly shot to the top (and stayed there). Today, we see a very different side of the brand, now placed in the careful hands of Demna Gvasalia, however, the identity and attention to detail remain.

Celebrating the history of Balenciaga, and the work of Cristóbal Balenciaga, Kunstmusem Den Haag will pay tribute to his work — and significantly, his love of black in the forthcoming exhibition: Balenciaga — Masterly Black. Featuring more than 100 masterpieces, borrowed from Palais Galliera and Maison Balenciaga, this exhibition marks the first time such a large collection of his work will be entering the Netherlands. This is a special moment for both the museum — and anyone who chooses to bare witness — so make sure to visit Kunstmuseum from the 25th of September to learn some history and indulge in the beauty that is Balenciaga.


Balenciaga — Masterly Black

Kunstmuseum Den Haag

September 24, 2022 to March 05, 2023

Image curtsey of Kunstmuseum

Words by Grace Powell