‘Cristóbal Balenciaga, the father of contemporary fashion, is dead, but his influence remains’ – Women’s Wear Daily, March 1972
I finally went along to the Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museum in London. First of all, I love the V&A. Their exhibition space which they use predominantly for fashion displays features a contemporary, circular platform to showcase collections, making the experience modern and exciting.
The exhibition showcased the luxury fashion house’s key game-changer pieces from across the years and detailed how Cristóbal Balenciaga’s persistent vision for elegance shaped the fashion industry, from minimalism through to shape and volume.
‘His vision was so modern. There is a beautiful oddness and femininity to his clothes which is timeless.’ – Erdem Moralioglu
So here are my highlights, favourites and best bits from the exhibition:
Photography: Hannah Louise Murray