Inside V&A Balenciaga Exhibit: Shaping Fashion

Exhibit that explores how Cristóbal Balenciaga’s design shaped modern fashion

Alberta Tiburzi in ‘envelope’ dress by Cristóbal Balenciaga. Photograph by Hiro Wakabayashi for Harper’s Bazaar, June 1967. © Hiro 1967

As the house of Balenciaga celebrates 100 years since the opening of the first fashion house in San Sebastian, the Victoria & Albert Museum opens an exhibition of one of the 20th centuries most avant garde and pioneering designers.

It is first of its kind in the UK, displaying over 100 of the designer’s garments and 20 exclusive hat designs.

Balenciaga has inspired some of the world’s most well know designers such as Hubert de Givenchy, students such as Oscar de la Renta and modern day designers Gareth Pugh. The show focuses primarily on the 1950s and 1970s era.

  • On now until Sunday, 18 February 2018

  • Daily: 10.00 – 17.30

    Last entry 16.15

    Friday: 10.00 – 21.30

    Last entry 20.15

  • Room 40

  • £12.00

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