This exhibition examined the work and legacy of influential Spanish couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga, with over 100 pieces crafted by ‘the master’ of couture, his protégées and contemporary fashion designers working in the same innovative tradition.
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Find out more about the first UK exhibition on the work and influence of master couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga
Revered by the likes of Coco Chanel and Christian Dior, meet 'The Master' of haute couture
Animated dress patterns show how three of Balenciaga's iconic designs were constructed, revealing his mastery of pattern cutting, draping and manipulation of fabrics.
Recreating the beautiful hot-pink beading and sequin work of Balenciaga's 1967 evening coat.
Discover the hidden interior structures of iconic garments by Cristóbal Balenciaga, revealed through beautiful X-rays
Cristóbal Balenciaga's couture hats were some of the most elaborate in Paris, playing with scale, shape and unusual materials
Molly Goddard, Gareth Pugh and Josep Font for Delpozo reveal how 'The Master' of couture has inspired their 21st-century design practice
Investigating iconic garments by Cristóbal Balenciaga, 'The Master' of haute couture
See how Balenciaga's iconic designs have inspired the work of 20th and 21st century fashion designers
Find out about our Fashion in Motion live fashion event, featuring new creations inspired by the master of couture, Cristóbal Balenciaga