Symposia & Inaugural Lectures

Balenciaga in Black
Saturday, October 6, 2018 -
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

International experts on fashion will speak about the couturier Balenciaga—his life and legacy, his creative genius, his models and clients—in this free program inaugurating the exhibition Balenciaga in Black. No reservations required. Priority admission reserved for Kimbell members who present a current membership card at least thirty minutes before the program begins. Seating is limited.

Pavilion Auditorium; simulcast in Kahn Auditorium

Welcome and Introductions
Eric M. Lee, director, Kimbell Art Museum
George T. M. Shackelford, deputy director, Kimbell Art Museum

Cristobal Balenciaga. The Master of Us All
Miren Arzalluzdirector, Palais Galliera, Paris

The Impact of Balenciaga on American Fashion
Myra Walker, Professor Emeritus, University of North Texas, 
College of Visual Arts and Design, Denton

The Most Elegant Women in the World: Balenciaga’s Clients
Caroline Rennolds Milbank, fashion historian, author, and curator, New York 

Balenciaga