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Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion at the V&A

Hear from Lesley Miller, Senior Curator of Textiles and Fashion at the V&A.

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion
27 May 2017 – 18 February 2018

The enigmatic Spanish couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga is a legendary figure in fashion history, his name a byword for clothes executed to the highest standards and characterised by their sculptural quality, the deft manipulation of textiles and dramatic use of colour. His many innovations are celebrated in the current V&A exhibition, ‘Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion’. Join Lesley Miller, Senior Curator of Textiles and Fashion at the V&A, author of the book accompanying the exhibition, to hear her insights into the significance of the ‘Master’ of haute couture. 

Image: Alberta Tiburzi in ‘envelope’ dress by Cristóbal Balenciaga, Harper’s Bazaar, June 1967 © Hiro 1967


Thu 21st Sept
at 3:00 pm


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