Haute couture - fashion that is art. A friend and I enjoyed a new exhibit at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth - Balenciaga in Black. Stunning gowns and dresses, women's suits and coats - all designed by Cristobal Balenciaga (1895-1972).
Made by hand in his ateliers, his work is all in black. But the luxurious fabrics and materials offered textures and shades of black that are rich in depth, and remarkable for the detail.
This is a stunning assembled collection of work, and the Kimbell is one of the few museums privileged to show it.
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.