Little Book of Balenciaga. The story of the iconic fashion house. Author: Emmanuelle Dirix. Hardcover. A pocket-sized, illustrated book depicting the work and life of Balenciaga the couturier. The godfather of conceptual design, a master of shape, a true fashion game changer – all are accolades bestowed upon one of the most interesting, venerated and iconic couturiers of the twentieth century: Cristobal Balenciaga. His pureness of line, the comfort of his garments and innovative work with textiles, colour and volume made a huge impact on twentieth-century fashion, with creations such as the babydoll, balloon and sack dresses still influencing fashion today.
Through stunning images and captivating text, Little Book of Balenciaga depicts the work and life of Balenciaga the couturier. Fashion historian Emmanuelle Dirix examines his legacy both through tracing the Maison’s artistic direction after his death, and the generations of designers influenced by the master himself.