On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his very first shop in San Sebastián and of 80 years of his Parisian house of style, Victoria and Albert Museum dedicates an exceptional retrospective to the fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga through his most beautiful creations, real masterpieces of crafts.
High beams over the years 50-60, period ultra creative in the forms and the cuts of his creations, to the dress baby doll and to the tunic. All in all, more than 100 clothes and 20 hats are exposed within the museum of London, accompanied by a beautiful selection of photos, sketches, videos and samples of fabrics.
The exhibition includes in particular sets imagined by Balenciaga for the actress Ava Gardner, dresses and worldly hats having belonged to greatest women of his time, as well as clothes worn by one of his richest customers, Mona von Bismarck, who ordered its whole wardrobe to the Basque fashion designer. Known for its silhouettes about wide shoulders, the exhibition also allows to admire its almost technological science of the garment and its pursuit of harmony completed between a silhouette and a look.