City of Greater Bendigo

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

Known an as ‘The Master’ of couture, Balenciaga was one of the most innovative and influential designers of the last century. His exquisite craftsmanship and pioneering use of fabrics revolutionised the female silhouette, setting the scene for modern design.

Exclusive to Bendigo Art Gallery in Australia this exhibition showcases more than 100 garments and hats crafted by Balenciaga from the 1950s and 1960s – arguably the most creative period of his career – through to the work of his protégés and contemporary designers who continue his legacy of design innovation using shape, volume and new materials. 

Exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

17 Aug 19 - 10 Nov 19

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Image 1: Dovima with Sacha, cloche and suit by Balenciaga, Café des Deux Magots, Paris, 1955, - © The Richard
Avedon Foundation

Image 2: Silk taffeta evening dress, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Paris, 1955 - © Victoria and Albert Museum, London ATDW

Image 3: Elise Daniels with street performers, suit by Balenciaga, Le Marais, Paris, 1948 - © The Richard Avedon Foundation

Event starts
Saturday 17 August, 2019
Event Ends
Sunday 10 November, 2019
Bendigo Art Gallery
Venue Address
42 View Street

Victoria, , Bendigo

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