Thursday, January 1, 2009

Spain - Moda Espanola, Balenciaga 2007

Spanish Fashion - Balenciaga
Date of Issue: 18/10/2007
Gravure: Stamping
Coated: paper, gummed, phosphorescent
Perforated: 13 3 / 4
Size: 28.8 x 49.8 mm seal. (Vertical)
Sheet size: 105 x 150 mm block. (Vertical)
Face value of the stamps: 0.39, 0.42, 0.58 and 0.78 €
Editional: 500,000 block

Speaking of fashion in dress is to talk about trends, catwalks, fashion and models, is to refer to a world where fashion designers and teachers of the art design the costumes combine with new fabrics and textures to show the newest and current. Post dedicates this issue, consisting of a souvenir sheet with four stamps, the Spanish fashion and one of the most famous creators of our country, Balenciaga.

Among the names that have a place of honor in the pages of international fashion figure in Spanish Cristóbal Balenciaga (Guetaria [Guipúzcoa] 1895-Valencia 1972). Driver of a new style that was struggling to "the fineness of simplicity," Balenciaga teacher began his apprenticeship in Madrid. After opening the first couture house in San Sebastian, Madrid and Barcelona, ​​in 1937 moved to Paris, where he soon wins the haute couture for its sobriety and its richness in evening gowns. In the fifties, creates a new line dresses tight bust, waist and hips wasp voluminous coats without collars or buttons, Japanese manga, tunic dresses empire line or call. His designs were dressed Queen Fabiola of Belgium, Princess Grace of Monaco and the Duchess of Windsor. Contrary to the current overcrowding of fashion and prêt-à-porter, retired in 1968.

The souvenir sheet is illustrated by a representative of the different costumes hours a day, so the € 0.39 stamp reproduces a chantilly lace dress over transparent ivory taffeta. Bring cut to the waist and broad flight. It was made in Paris between 1948-1950

The value of 0.42 shows a costume party, two-piece red silk satin. The bullfighter, Japanese manga, is embroidered with sequins, lamé gold braid and silver threads. Paris 1960.

A set consisting of streets in red dress and coat, made in the sixties, is the reason that illustrates the seal of 0.58 euros.

The final seal of 0.78 euros, includes a yellow linen shirt dress with neckline to the box and strip. The manga is Japanese and slightly ruched skirt boards. Closes with 11 buttons of the same color paste.

The images that appear on the stamps have been transferred by the Museum of Costume in Madrid, an institution which aims to raise awareness of the historical evolution of the clothing of the peoples of Spain.

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