Balenciaga in Black by Olivier Saillard

$159.00 Sale price

ISBN: 9780847866144

Cristobal Balenciaga's black couture dresses, capes, and coats delighted the society of his day as they changed the future of fashion. Here, lush new photography paired with archival images and sketches will delight readers in revealing the subtle tones and extraordinary detailing of the couturier's masterpieces in black.

Balenciaga in Black explores the creative genius of Cristóbal Balenciaga, "the couturier's couturier"--the fashion designer revered by all other fashion designers. Black served as inspiration and guiding principal for the legendary dressmaker and provided a rich canvas for this extraordinary technician, allowing him to develop new textures and innovative shapes. To Balenciaga black was a vibrant material, alternately opaque or transparent, matte or shining, combined in sumptuous fabrics and undergirding the apparent simplicity of his cuts.

Pierre Even's photography of Balenciaga's masterworks, produced specifically for this catalog, capture these subtle gradations in tone and lush details with contemporary precision. Fifty pieces from the Galliera Collection and the Balenciaga archives, including daywear, cocktail dresses or evening ensembles, lined in silk taffeta, fringed with satin ribbons, jet pearls, sequins, are revealed as never before.

These contemporary photographs are presented alongside historical portfolios by legendary fashion photographers Richard Avedon, Henry Clarke, and Irving Penn to form three distinct sections: Balenciaga's volumes, interplay of black and light, and combinations of black with subtle colors. Balenciaga's specific materials and shapes are further illuminated by texts, sketches, and detailed captions.

- Shipping and Delivery is Australia wide

- Schedule of fees is as follows:
    Contact Free Drop off - Sydney (within 40km & up to 10kg)
    Free
    Pick Up from our Sydney Showroom
    Free
    Australia - Orders up to $150 (and up to 10kg) with Standard Delivery
    $15
    Australia - Orders over $150 (and up to 10kg) with Standard Delivery
    Free
    Australia - Orders between 10kg - 25kg with Standard Delivery
    $25
    Australia - *Bulky Items over 25kg - customised quote
    call us
    Split Order Fee - manually processed (see below) $15

     

    • Bulky items such as furniture, mirrors, wall art and rugs DO NOT qualify for FREE SHIPPING - call us for a shipping quote
    • We use a reliable courier service and Australia Post for all our deliveries.
    • All delivery addresses must be physical addresses as shipping to PO boxes can not be completed.
    • If you require express shipping (within Australia only) please contact us for a quote before submitting your order - ring 02 90450937 or email hello@thechicinteriorco.com.au
    • We don't split orders if not all items are in stock unless one or more of the ordered items are not due to arrive for 6 or more weeks and in that case we will cover the cost of the second delivery. If you want your order split within the 6 weeks period there is a $15 charge for the extra delivery. 

            Australia

            Returns

            • We have a strict 7 day return policy on full priced items. If you return your item 7 days after you took receipt of it we can not accept it.
            • To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.
            • Gift cards are not returnable
            • To complete your return, we require proof of purchase. 

            Refunds (if applicable)

            • Refunds are not given for change of mind, so please make your selections carefully. 
            • We will only refund as required by law, that is, if an item is faulty or unusable.
            • Where a refund is processed, a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within 3 - 10 days.
            • Please check with your bank or credit card company if after that time you have not received it.
            • Original shipping costs are not refundable.

            Exchanges or Store Credit

            We would be happy to exchange items or give you store credit (whichever applies) within 7 days of receipt:

            • We will pay for the return postage for faulty or unusable items
            • You will pay for the return postage if you change your mind and wish to exchange your item for something else or opt for store credit.

            First, send us an email at: hello@thechicinteriorco.com.au.

            Then, return your item to:

            The Chic Interior Co 

            Shop 1 / 284-290 Rocky Point Road, Ramsgate NSW 2217, Australia.

                Regular price $159.00

                ISBN: 9780847866144

                Cristobal Balenciaga's black couture dresses, capes, and coats delighted the society of his day as they changed the future of fashion. Here, lush new photography paired with archival images and sketches will delight readers in revealing the subtle tones and extraordinary detailing of the couturier's masterpieces in black.

                Balenciaga in Black explores the creative genius of Cristóbal Balenciaga, "the couturier's couturier"--the fashion designer revered by all other fashion designers. Black served as inspiration and guiding principal for the legendary dressmaker and provided a rich canvas for this extraordinary technician, allowing him to develop new textures and innovative shapes. To Balenciaga black was a vibrant material, alternately opaque or transparent, matte or shining, combined in sumptuous fabrics and undergirding the apparent simplicity of his cuts.

                Pierre Even's photography of Balenciaga's masterworks, produced specifically for this catalog, capture these subtle gradations in tone and lush details with contemporary precision. Fifty pieces from the Galliera Collection and the Balenciaga archives, including daywear, cocktail dresses or evening ensembles, lined in silk taffeta, fringed with satin ribbons, jet pearls, sequins, are revealed as never before.

                These contemporary photographs are presented alongside historical portfolios by legendary fashion photographers Richard Avedon, Henry Clarke, and Irving Penn to form three distinct sections: Balenciaga's volumes, interplay of black and light, and combinations of black with subtle colors. Balenciaga's specific materials and shapes are further illuminated by texts, sketches, and detailed captions.

                - Shipping and Delivery is Australia wide

                - Schedule of fees is as follows:
                  Contact Free Drop off - Sydney (within 40km & up to 10kg)
                  Free
                  Pick Up from our Sydney Showroom
                  Free
                  Australia - Orders up to $150 (and up to 10kg) with Standard Delivery
                  $15
                  Australia - Orders over $150 (and up to 10kg) with Standard Delivery
                  Free
                  Australia - Orders between 10kg - 25kg with Standard Delivery
                  $25
                  Australia - *Bulky Items over 25kg - customised quote
                  call us
                  Split Order Fee - manually processed (see below) $15

                   

                  • Bulky items such as furniture, mirrors, wall art and rugs DO NOT qualify for FREE SHIPPING - call us for a shipping quote
                  • We use a reliable courier service and Australia Post for all our deliveries.
                  • All delivery addresses must be physical addresses as shipping to PO boxes can not be completed.
                  • If you require express shipping (within Australia only) please contact us for a quote before submitting your order - ring 02 90450937 or email hello@thechicinteriorco.com.au
                  • We don't split orders if not all items are in stock unless one or more of the ordered items are not due to arrive for 6 or more weeks and in that case we will cover the cost of the second delivery. If you want your order split within the 6 weeks period there is a $15 charge for the extra delivery. 

                          Australia

                          Returns

                          • We have a strict 7 day return policy on full priced items. If you return your item 7 days after you took receipt of it we can not accept it.
                          • To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.
                          • Gift cards are not returnable
                          • To complete your return, we require proof of purchase. 

                          Refunds (if applicable)

                          • Refunds are not given for change of mind, so please make your selections carefully. 
                          • We will only refund as required by law, that is, if an item is faulty or unusable.
                          • Where a refund is processed, a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within 3 - 10 days.
                          • Please check with your bank or credit card company if after that time you have not received it.
                          • Original shipping costs are not refundable.

                          Exchanges or Store Credit

                          We would be happy to exchange items or give you store credit (whichever applies) within 7 days of receipt:

                          • We will pay for the return postage for faulty or unusable items
                          • You will pay for the return postage if you change your mind and wish to exchange your item for something else or opt for store credit.

                          First, send us an email at: hello@thechicinteriorco.com.au.

                          Then, return your item to:

                          The Chic Interior Co 

                          Shop 1 / 284-290 Rocky Point Road, Ramsgate NSW 2217, Australia.