This exhibition, curated by Eloy Martinez de la Pera, will become one of the great attractions of Madrid this summer, connecting the creations of the influential fashion designer Cristobal Balenciaga with traditional Spanish painting of the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. This is the first major exhibition dedicated to the Basque dressmaker, who has been based in Madrid for almost 50 years. It will also be the first exhibition that brings together his designs with paintings of celebrated names from the history of Spanish art, one of Balenciaga’s main sources of inspiration.
The Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum and Las Rozas Village come together to turn a dialogue between art and fashion into a unique experience called Art meets Fashion.
The evolution of Art and fashion is showcased in Art and Fashion, exhibiting clothing from the fifteenth century to today. This journey is an invitation to discover how the great painters influenced the collections of designers, from the most celebrated to contemporary brands found in the Village today.
This dialogue between fashion and art supports one of the great exhibitions of this summer, ‘Balenciaga and Spanish painting’.