The fashion of Cristóbal Balenciaga

Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn wearing coat by Cristóbal Balenciaga, Paris, 1950. Photograph by Irving Penn © Condé Nast, Irving Penn Foundation.


Cristóbal Balenciaga’s vintage fashion innovations are still striking today. #Balenciaga’s talent for clothing seemed to rival architecture, from the way garments were structured and held together to the modern shapes that he introduced. Explore the work of the Master and his profound influence on modern fashion in the current exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum .

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