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Balenciaga at the V&A

Alberta Tiburzi in 'envelope' dress by Cristóbal Balenciaga, Harper's Bazaar, June 1967 © Hiro 1967

The V&A’s new exhibition Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion is the first exhibition in the UK to explore the work of Cristóbal Balenciaga. The exhibition brings together materials from the V&A’s own collection and from archives beyond the UK to consider Balenciaga’s process of designing and making, as well as his long-standing influence on contemporary fashion. Also look out for X-rays of some of his garments conducted by the V&A, revealing structures and process that have never been seen before.

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion is open until 18th February 2018.

Image: Alberta Tiburzi in ‘envelope’ dress by Cristóbal Balenciaga, Harper’s Bazaar, June 1967 © Hiro 1967, courtesy of V&A Museum Press Office

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