From the V&A website, here is a good introduction to this couture icon.
"Known as 'The Master' of haute couture, Cristóbal Balenciaga was one of the most innovative and influential fashion designers of the last century. His exquisite craftsmanship and pioneering use of fabrics revolutionised the female silhouette, setting the tone for modern fashion.
"Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion is the first UK exhibition to explore the work and legacy of the Spanish couturier, showcasing over 100 garments and hats crafted by Balenciaga, his protégés and contemporary designers working in the same innovative way today. It examines Balenciaga's work from the 1950s and 1960s – arguably the most creative period of his career – when he dressed some of the most renowned women of the age and became revered by his contemporaries, including Christian Dior and Coco Chanel."
Also enjoy this blog by a guest who stayed in our lovely London B&B guest rooms in order to spend a few days in London for shopping and a visit to this exquiste exhibition.
Stay with us here off the Fulham Road in our elegant London B&B; it's a short ride up Fulham Road on the 14 or 414 red bus to the V&A museum.
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