Today, during my lunch break, I headed off to musée Bourdelle, behind Montparnasse, to see the new exhibition devoted to Balenciaga. I hoped I would spend a fantastic moment and that's exactly what happened. Few years ago, I had the chance to see an exhibition about Madame Grès, in this very museum, and I really enjoyed it.
Today was no exception. The pieces from Balenciaga were all stunning and Bourdelle Museum is the perfect case to show such beauties, alongside plater casts. The installation, named L'oeuvre au noir (working in black) is all about black pieces from the Spanish Couturiers' couturier, Cristobal Balenciaga (1895-1972) but they are all so different and interesting.
From the beginning of the visit to the end, it's just: whoa! The different silhouettes are all perfect. The cuts are pur, efficient and so elegant. Most of the pieces are from the mid-twentieth century. Yet they are so modern! And the fabrics Balenciga used are so noble: I particularly liked the dresses with lace and tulle.
I would definitely recommend this exhibition to anyone who likes arts in general and fashion in particular. It's the assurance to spend a great moment. And don't miss the cute little garden.
Until July 16th, 2017
18 rue Antoine Bourdelle - 75015 Paris (behind Montparnasse)
Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 6pm (closed on Monday and on 25/5, 4/6 and 14/7)