Couture in colour


Cristóbal Balenciaga

Silk & prints from the Abraham archive
During the 1950s and 1960s, the couturiers Christian Dior, Hubert de Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent and Cristóbal Balenciaga all worked together with the Swiss firm Abraham for their exclusive fabrics, a company specialised in printing silks. Today, the Abraham archives, an impressive collection of sample books, couture photographs and textiles, are housed at the Swiss National Museum in Zurich. MoMu recaptures and expands on the exhibition that was held a few years back at the Swiss National Museum in Zurich. This show tells both the story of the Abraham company and that of European couture, art, and luxury throughout the 20th century.
ModeMuseum Antwerp, Belgium.