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Texas museum exhibit features Balenciaga’s designs in black

October 7, 2018
CORRECTS SPELLING OF CRISTOBAL - This photo provided by the Kimbell Art Museum shows items on display at the museum in Fort Worth, Texas, which are part of the exhibit "Balenciaga in Black." More than 100 items including dresses, gowns, suits, jackets and accessories _ all in black _ designed by famed Spanish designer Cristobal Balenciaga will be showcased in the exhibit opening Sunday at the Kimbell. The exhibit will focus on the designer's artistry in working with black fabrics, embroideries and lace. (Robert LaPrelle/Kimbell Art Museum via AP)

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — More than 100 items including dresses, gowns, suits, jackets and accessories — all in black — designed by famed Spanish designer Cristobal Balenciaga will be showcased in an exhibit at a Texas museum.

“Balenciaga in Black,” which opens Sunday at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, focuses on the designer’s artistry in working with black fabrics, embroideries and lace. The items were created by the late designer in the prime of his career — from the 1940s through the 1960s.

Museum director Eric M. Lee says Balenciaga “is among the most influential fashion designers of modern times.”

Complementing the exhibit will be another featuring more than 85 works by the Spanish artist Goya. The exhibit, “Goya in Black and White,” features his work in back ink on white paper.

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This story corrects the spelling of the designer’s first name to Cristobal.