Matthew Linde
Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

Bendigo Art Gallery
17 August – 10 November 2019

By Matthew Linde

I was staying with Mona Bismarck in Capri when the news came. I was downstairs, dressed for dinner, having a drink. Consuelo Crespi telephoned me from Rome, saying it had just come over the radio that Balenciaga had closed his doors forever that afternoon, and that he'd never open them again. Mona didn't come out of her room for three days. I mean, she went into a complete…I mean, it was the en...