Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Spain - Moda Espanola, Elio Berhanyer 2011

Spanish Fashion - Elio Berhanyer
Issue date: 20/10/2011
Stamping: Gravure with micro-relief
Paper: Phosphorescent, gummed, chalk coated paper
Perforated: 13 ¼ (horizontal) y 12 ¾ (vertical)
Size of the Stamps: 28.8 x 49.8 mm. (vertical)
Size of Mini Sheet: 105,6 x 150 mm. (vertical)
Face value of the stamps €0.80
Edition: 280.000

A souvenir sheet consisting of four stamps, which reproduce various models of Spanish fashion designer Elio Berhanyer illustrate Spanish Fashion Series 2011.

Berenguer Elio Ubeda, better known in the world of fashion as Berhanyer Elio was born in Cordoba in 1929. At 17 he moved to Madrid starting a self-taught in fashion design. In 1956 he began working as a designer and in 1960 opened his own haute couture shop. Soon his name became famous internationally and that year won the award for best designer, awarded by the Cadillac House, the United States. Between 1960 and 1970 presented his couture collections by the world's major gateways and actresses like Ava Gardner, the Countess of Romanones, Queen Sofia and the Infanta Pilar have worn some of their models.

Elio has been one of the first designers to create, in 1969, a line of accessories, perfumes and accessories. Classic style, elegant and sophisticated, from 1969 began to combine haute couture with ready-to-wear, presenting the first collection of this line in 1973. At that time he won the competition to standardize Iberia flight attendants in 1982 designed the stewardess of the World Cup and, years later, the staff of the Feria de Madrid (IFEMA). Throughout his career he has received the most prestigious awards in fashion.

The stamps reproduce: Long dress party, made of black rayon taffeta with bright white, strapless neckline and horizontal flying. Serve with a wide band at the waist. Year 1970.

Suit consists of dress and short jacket in white cotton double sided, printed in green and navy blue horizontal stripes draw. 1970

Joint dress coat and knee. Wrap double-sided yellow wool, neck and neck with rounded box. The dress is white wool on the body and yellow skirt. 1972.

Party gown, white cotton combined with black polka dots, smaller in the body. Rounded neckline, short sleeves and black band at the waist. Dated between 1968 and 1975.

The costume is part of the collections of the Museum of Costume, Madrid, who has given the images for playback.

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