On Thursday, December 2, Hamish Bowles, Vogue's European editor at large and curator of the exhibition BALENCIAGA: Spanish Master, gave an illustrated lecture about the impact on legendary designer Cristbal Balenciaga
of Spains cultural and religious history, regional costumes, rich dance traditions,
and its great artists, as well as the power and splendor of the bullfight. This lecture
was presented in collaboration with Queen Sofa Spanish Institute in New York, where BALENCIAGA: Spanish Master is on view from November 19, 2010, through February 19, 2011.