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Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) - Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A)  - Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

Exhibition Dates: 27 May 2017 - 18 February 2018

Cristóbal Balenciaga is one of the most revered and influential designers of the 20th century. His unique and forward-thinking vision of female beauty, innovative use of textiles and ingenious pattern-cutting, shaped modern fashion.

See over 100 garments and 20 hats on display to the public for the first time and discover Balenciaga's lasting impact on fashion through the work of those who trained with him and through garments by contemporary designers who continue to share his vision today.

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

Admission: £12.00
Opening times:


27 May 2017 – 18 February 2018

Daily 10.00–17.45

Friday open until 22.00

Opening times may vary. Please check website for details.

Phone number: 020 7942 2000

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