Thank you to Iselen for reviewing this post and adding some great detail! Cristóbal Balenciaga was born on January 21, 1895, in Guetaria, Spain. He was born to fashion, having assisted his seamstress mother from his youngest days. By 12, he was designing for stylish women in his home town, and by 13, he completed… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Balenciaga and his Royal Clientele
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Iselen has found some more information for us, so her Designer Diary series has extended another week. I think we can all agree that this is the good news that 2021 needs ; ). I love searching on the net for old looks of Queen Sofia, above all during her years as Princess of Spain… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Queen Sofia and Pedro Rodríguez
In more recent times, Queen Sofia has turned to Spanish dressmakers for her wardrobe, for political and family reasons. On occasion, she will reach into her closet for an older Valentino, and there are scattered examples of her doing so throughout the early 2000s. Note: Photos courtesy of Foro Dinastias, old magazine articles from Hola,… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Queen Sofia and Valentino Part 2
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