Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion - the exhibition catalogue from V&A available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

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'without a doubt the book that everyone should read if they want to know anything and everything about the genius who was named Cristobal Balenciaga' - New York Journal of Books

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion at V&A

More than four decades after his death, the Spanish couturier Cristobal Balenciaga (1895-1972) has become a legendary figure in the history of twentieth-century fashion. His name is a byword for clothes executed to the highest standards and characterised by their sculptural quality, deft manipulation of textiles and dramatic use of colour and texture. His impact on later generations of fashion designers - in couture and on the high street - is now widely recognised, and the house that bears his name has become a global brand.

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion covers everything from techniques to philosophy to history to influences and most of all context. Many of the pictured pieces offer the information on who owned or donated the pieces and where they remain on exhibit. In addition to that, Miller includes the details of which fabric or embroidery resource was responsible for each garment. Full bleed imagery spotlights the detail and precision of his craftsmanship

This is all encompassing and thorough book that will give readers everything they might ever need to know about this consummate creator and designer.

Read the New York Journal of Books review.

  • Author: Lesley Ellis Miller
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Date published:  May 2017
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1851779031
  • Product Dimensions: 27.0 x 21.6 cm