BALENCIAGA: SHAPING FASHION

After waiting months since the exhibition was first announced, the Balenciaga exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museum finally opened on 27th May. Since attending the Fashion in Motion, Balenciaga inspired catwalk show in March, I couldn’t wait to finally see the actual exhibition for myself.

I have attended many exhibitions at the V&A in the past, including the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition and the ’60s/’70s You Say You Want a Revolution? exhibition, so I knew that the attention to detail that goes on there is always so intricate, leading to the most beautiful displays.

As many of you know, Cristóbal Balenciaga is one of the most influential designers in the fashion industry, and his work went on to inspire many after his death and even to this day.

As soon as I had a free day off work, I decided to visit the exhibition for myself.

Check out some of the (poor quality) photos I managed to take at the very busy exhibition below:

The exhibition made it even clearer to see why Balenciaga made such an impact on the fashion world and the influence he has on current designers. I was amazed at seeing the works of some of my favourite Japanese designers (Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo, Yohji Yamamoto), and being able to link it to the skill and craftsmanship of previous Balenciaga designs.

I thoroughly enjoyed the exhibition and would recommend everyone to go visit it! It will be showcased at the V&A until February 2018.

 

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