Balenciaga Biography, “The Master of Us All: Balenciaga, His Workrooms, His World” Set For Release

Cristóbal Balenciagabook

“He really liked to work on rather fat bodies.”

Such a bold statement to be made about the acclaimed fashion designer and couturier. Said statement will be emblazoned in my mind forever.

Mary Blume exposes the private and public life of Cristóbal Balenciaga in her biography,  “The Master of Us All: Balenciaga, His Workrooms, His World” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux).

Included in her accounts is his relationship with business associate and longtime lover, Wladzio Jaworowski d’Attainville; his choice to move to France , his protégé, Hubert de Givenchy; and his eye for design.

Definitely a worthwhile purchase. Find out what else is in store at WWD.

Random: I get tickled pink with myself at the frequency that I can confuse a Givenchy design with Balenciaga design. Even today, you can still see an inspiration in Givenchy’s designs.

Be Extraordinary- Alyssa Peacock

[WWD]

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