Art and fashion share the stage in a new exhibition of Joaquín Sorolla's paintings which are shown alongside a lavish display of traditional Spanish dress. In a rare partnership between the Ministry of Culture of Spain and the Queen Sofía Spanish Institute, Sorolla's most notable paintings of Spanish genre scenes are brought to life by the addition of Valencian gowns of brocaded silk, embellished shepherds' ensembles, and naturally, the bullfighter's "traje de luces" (suit of lights). What's more, a curated collection of contemporary designs—think Cristóbal Balenciaga and Christian Lacroix, among others—helps highlight Spain's lasting impact on fashion. Conceived by Oscar de la Renta and curated by Vogue
's André Leon Talley, this exhibition is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
"Joaquín Sorolla and the Glory of Spanish Dress," through March 10, 2012;