Come and discover this only venue in North America of this fabulous exhibition from the Victoria and Albert Museum, with few dresses of the McCord collection. A must see!
Revered by his contemporaries and future fashion designers alike, Cristóbal Balenciaga represents the pinnacle of haute couture in the 1950s and 1960s. His exquisite craftsmanship, pioneering use of fabrics and innovative cutting set the tone for the modernity of late 20th century fashion.This exhibition takes an almost forensic look at what made Cristóbal Balenciaga’s creations so special, offering a detailed investigation of the design of the garments and the exceptional skill that went into their making. His legacy will be shown through the display of creations by protégés like Courrèges and Ungaro, who trained and worked at his Paris salon, and through his self-proclaimed followers of the late 20th century and today.Over 100 beautiful garments and hats will be displayed, drawn mainly from the V&A’s extensive fashion holdings – the largest collection of Balenciaga in the UK. Sketches, photographs and fabric samples contextualize the garments and patterns, and x-rays, toiles and film are used to reveal details in their construction and making.