Hello my friends! Did you think I’d forgotten about you? That’s what Karl’s been thinking!
During most of the summer I was busy writing an article to present at a conference about the couturier Cristobal Balenciaga, which was presented by the Balenciaga museum in Getaria, Spain, on Thursday, Oct. 1.
The article is called “Balenciaga and the American Fashion Editors who Shared his Private World: Bettina Ballard, Carmel Snow, and Diana Vreeland.” And if you know me, it’s a safe bet that–even though it’s a serious fashion history article with tons of footnotes–there was plenty of gossip in it.
When I was selected in January, I thought I’d be in Spain’s Basque country for conference, enjoying a glass of wine in a little cafe on the Atlantic coast and getting ready for my presentation.
Unfortunately, due to Covid, the presentations were moved online, so I was sitting at home in Boston in my Zoom socks, thinking about getting some wine from the fridge.
The upside is that the recording of the entire conference is now being offered on YouTube for free. My presentation can be found on the Thursday’s recording, about one hour and 22 minutes from the beginning.
Here’s the link for the recording of the conference on Thursday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NRCrLoNyO4
The conference continued on Friday, Oct. 2nd, and here’s the link for that day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ks35pB_RsE
I was thrilled to be a part of it, and really enjoyed researching the three remarkable American fashion editors in the article. It was a fun ride, and the other speakers were fantastic. The whole conference is worth a look.
Now I’m very excited to get back to sewing. I don’t know if Karl is still speaking to me after all of the time I’ve spent cozying up to my computer!
Hope your sewing is going well!