Joaquin Sorolla & The Glory of Spanish Dress


Joaquín Sorolla
Harvest, Jerez, 1914

Queen Sofia Spanish Institute in New York presents the rich history of Spain's regional dresses in combination with the monumental paintings of Valencial artist Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida through a beautiful exhibition curated by Oscar de la Renta and Andre Leon Talley. The exhibition will feature more than ten paintings and over thirty rare pieces of traditional spanish outfits and accesories for men and women, combined with overwhelming creations by Cristobal Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent, Stefano Pilati for YSL, Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Alexander McQueen and Marchesa, showing Spain's great influence on fashion.

From December 8, 2011 to March 10, 2012

Joaquín Sorolla
Characters from Lagartera or Lagartera Bride, 1912
Traje de luces (bullfighter’s suit) by Fermín, 1950s-1960s
Worn by Antonio Ordóñez
Capote de paseo (bullfighter’s ceremonial cape), 1940s
Worn by Carlos Arruza
Collection of Bohórquez Domecq, S.L.


Joaquín Sorolla
Couple from Salamanca, 1912
Joaquín Sorolla
Study for Before the Bullfight, ca. 1900


Joaquín Sorolla
Flamenco Dancer, 1914
Mantón de Manila (shawl), 19th century




Traje corto (riding ensemble), c. 1961
All images courtesy of Queen Sofia Spanish Institute


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