Balenciaga in Black Exhibition @ Kimbell Museum
Balenciaga in Black at the Kimbell Museum was an overview of couturier Balenciaga’ s career from the 1940s to the 1960s. Over 100 pieces of hand made dresses were featured, including gowns, suits and accessories, all black. The goal of the exhibition design was to accentuate the various shapes, volumes, textures, and silhouettes of Balenciaga’ s timeless creations, and to encourage visitors to examine the exquisite detail in his work. Freestanding cases allowed for 36 0 degree, close-up viewing of the pieces, while cascading platforms enabled the composition of dramatic tableauxs.