Cristóbal Balenciaga Portrait
Gouache and ink on paper
7 x 10 inches plus frame
What migrant got his start in fashion as a teenager when he replicated from memory a gown worn by a marchioness, who just happened to spend her summers at the small fishing town where he was born?
Getaria, Spain - Paris, France
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One of a series of 50 illustrations portraying migrants who changed the world for the book for young readers entitled Vidas sin fronteras: 51 historias para derribar los muros by Yaiza Santos and Annuska Angulo (Alfaguara, 2019).