Balenciaga Is Next In Line For V&A Exhibition


The V&A is finally giving Cristóbal Balenciaga the exhibition that he deserves.

The exhibition, announced in their 2017 calendar, will be the first in the UK to be dedicated to the pioneering Spanish designer. Entitled Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion it will feature film, fabric samples, sketches and photographs that examine his attention to craftsmanship and unique techniques that cemented his reputation as one of the 20th century finest couturiers. It will also feature around 100 garments and 20 hats made by the designer himself. balenciaga

And it could not have come at a more opportune time as next year will mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of his first fashion house and 80 years since his iconic Paris studio opened.

Following on from the monumental success of the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition we think the V&A is set to get fashion hearts racing once again. Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion will take place from May 2017 to February 2018.








Mahum Masood
Mahum Masood is a recent journalism graduate from City University – one of the highest ranked universities for journalism in the world. Born and bred in East London she loves discovering all the new places and pop ups that make the area so exciting. Currently interning at a graphic design agency in Shoreditch as their Communications Managers. She has previously worked for Made In Shoreditch, an online magazine, and continues to create content for them.She also writes for Hercampus.com/CityUniversity – a student blog that was originally started 3 years ago and then franchised by the American company HerCampus - a hugely popular online community for women at university across the globe. Her interests include reading till her eyes go fuzzy, collecting fashion magazines and spending most of her time in a cinema.

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