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