Cristóbal Balenciaga: The Boy Who Dreamt of Haute Couture

Cristóbal loves his life in the seaside village of Getaria.
His dad is captain of the Spanish king’s yacht in the summer. His mum is a seamstress and fits the Marquise De Casa Torres with the most beautiful dresses created by couturiers in Paris. Cristóbal helps her and is captivated by the fabrics, the shapes and the craftmanship. This is what he wants too! He surprises the Marquise with a request to make her a dressing gown.
She decides to give him a chance.
From then on, she lets him sew all her clothing; she makes him famous. He opens fashion houses in San Sebastian, Barcelona and Madrid. Then he decides to give Paris a try, but Spain continues to inspire him: the forms and the great painters and the colours.
There is one colour he never tires of: black. It is in black that he perfects his mastery.

  • Picture Book | 32 pages | 23,8 x 28,6 cm
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