During this time; Balenciaga revolutionised the fashion world - creating pieces such as the tunic, the shift dress and the ‘baby doll’. Unsurprisingly he went on to design for some of the most renowned women of the time.
Exhibition highlights include sketches, patterns, catwalk footage and ensembles created for Hollywood actress Ava Gardener and fashion icon Gloria Guinness.
“Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion” is accompanied by a new V&A publication and a series of related events, courses and creative workshops.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
Daily: 10am-5:45pm; Fridays: 10am-10pm
Adult:£12, Senior Citizens: £11, 12 - 17 year old: £10, under 12's: Free
June 13 - August 18