In Balenciaga’s creative world, black was anything but pointless. L’Oeuvre au Noir is a spectacular exhibition staged at the Musée Bourdelle, Paris, and running until 16 July 2017. It celebrates the variations of black in Balenciaga’s oeuvre. The show focuses on the designer’s years in Paris, from 1937 to 1968.
Over 100 garments are juxtaposed with excerpts from the Bourdelle’s museum’s collection which includes bright white 19th-century casts and sculptures, highlighting the Spanish designer’s talent for sharp cuts and noble textures.
It ‘s not the only Balenciaga exhibition to open this year, as the Victoria & Albert in London is set to open an anticipated show on Balenciaga later this year.