• Exhibitions

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

Bendigo Art Gallery, 42 View Street, Bendigo, Victoria, 3550
Until 10 Nov 2019

Cristóbal Balenciaga was one of the most innovative and influential fashion designers of the 20th century. His exquisite craftsmanship and pioneering use of fabrics revolutionised the female silhouette, setting the scene for modern design. Revered by his contemporaries, including Christian Dior and Coco Chanel, Balenciaga was referred to as ‘The Master’.

This exhibition explores the work and legacy of this renowned couturier, showcasing 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.

Alongside iconic garments are archive sketches, patterns, photographs, fabric samples and catwalk footage, providing a unique insight into Balenciaga's salons and workrooms. The results of new, forensic investigations into the garments – including a collaboration with X-ray artist Nick Veasey and a digital pattern making project with the London College of Fashion – reveal the hidden details and processes which made Balenciaga's work so exceptional.

Exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London exclusive to Bendigo Art Gallery in Australia.

Content: Bendigo Art Gallery
Cost
Type Entry cost
Adult $15.00
Concession $12.00
Member

Bendigo Art Gallery members and members of the galleries within Public Galleries Association of Victoria.

$10.00
Child

Children 5 to 16 years. Children under 5 years are free.

$6.00
Facilities:
  • Café
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Public toilet
  • Shop
Accessibility:
  • Actively welcomes people with access needs
  • Suitable for guests who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour
  • Suitable for guests with a vision impairment. Attained by providing for guests with partial vision impairment or total loss of useable vision
  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf
  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance
  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times
Bendigo Art Gallery, 42 View Street, Bendigo, Victoria, 3550

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