Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion at Victoria and Albert Museum


Evening dress, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Paris, 1962. Photograph by Cecil Beaton, 1971 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sotheby's
See exquisite garments designed by one of the most influential fashion designers of the 20th century, Cristóbal Balenciaga. Read More


Experience the first UK exhibition celebrating the iconic designer with Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

As well as dressing some of the most glamorous figures from the 1950s and 60s, Cristóbal Balenciaga’s designs inspired the likes of Christian Dior and Coco Chanel and his work continues to influence haute couture today.

Find more than 100 items of clothing and 20 hats, alongside sketches, photographs, fabric samples and catwalk footage demonstrating the Spanish designer’s masterful craftsmanship. The exhibition also uses X-rays to deconstruct the pioneering design process that made his creations so exceptional.



Adult Ticket: £12.00 to £13.50 (USD15.83 - USD17.81) per ticket
Child Ticket (under 12 years old): Free
Concession Ticket: £5.00 to £12.50 (USD6.60 - USD16.49) per ticket

Venue Details & Map

Victoria and Albert Museum

Cromwell Road
South Kensington
+44 (0)20 7942 2000
Public transport:
Tube: South Kensington, Knightsbridge Train: Victoria. Follow the Museums tunnel from South Kensington Underground.

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