Agatha Ruiz de la Prada
In 1982, Agatha exhibited a collection of dresses hand painted by Enrique Vega at the Fernando Vijande art gallery of Madrid and two years later repeated this experience in the Juana de Aizpuru gallery of Madrid with another collection of dresses, this time painted by artist Gloria García Lorca (image).
Her first fashion shows also take place at artistic and original places. Thus she held a show in the Reales Atarazanas or in the Borne Market of Barcelona; at the Museo del Ferrocarril in Madrid (image) or the Museo San Telmo of San Sebastián where she presented a collection tribute to her favorite couturier Cristobal Balenciaga.
She began to be known abroad in 1986 in the Bordeaux Festival SIGMA where she presented her collection with other Spanish designers from La Movida. Later she will present her collections in Berlin (1989), Osaka (1990), Kyoto (1992)... Her first fashion show during the Paris Fashion Week (picture), Agatha presented a collection of 150 original dresses in the Museum of Modern Art.
"From Surrealism? I have a son who, among other reasons, is called Tristan after Tristan Tzara. I love Elsa Schiaparelli, but I´d rather not have things overexplained... It's true that I like fuchsia like Schiaparelli, and the lips of the Surrealists and the heart, yes. And I would like to have the connections that Coco Chanel had with Diaguilev, Jean Cocteau, the Serts..."
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada: Happy Fashion
Estudio Agatha Ruiz de la Prada
From the YouTube account of My Old VHS TapesVinylCassettes (Fragment of the documentary «Spain: 10 Years After» by PBS, 1985).