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A huge Balenciaga exhibition is coming to Australia

Image via Bendigo Art Gallery
Words by Maeve Kerr-Crowley

Honouring a fashion master.

A high-fashion exhibition is coming to Australia, celebrating the vision and craftsmanship of Cristobal Balenciaga.

Curated by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the exhibit focuses on the designer’s innovative body of work and sweeping industry influence.

Expect garments crafted by Balenciaga himself in the ’50s and ’60s, designed for (and worn by) women like Ava Gardner, Gloria Guinness and Mona von Bismarck.

More recent pieces designed by his protégées will also be displayed, demonstrating the lasting popularity of Balenciaga’s methods and silhouettes.

For an in-depth look at Balenciaga’s signature design style, the exhibition will include archive sketches, fabric samples, patterns and old runway footage. Visitors will also see the results of x-ray and forensic studies into his hidden construction processes.

The exclusive exhibition, Balenciaga: shaping fashion, will run from August 17 to November 10 at the Bendigo Art Gallery. Tickets are available here.

bendigoregion.com.au/bendigo-art-gallery

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