Three must-see exhibitions for globetrotting lovers of high fashion
<b>TEXT</b> ANGELINE TSE
A century after the opening of Cristobal Balenciaga’s first fashion house in San Sebastian, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London is holding an exhibition to celebrate the Spanish designer. Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion will explore his work from the 1950s and 1960s – touted as his most creative years – and showcase over 100 garments and hats including his signature tunic, sack, baby doll, and shift dresses. As a tribute to the godfather of haute couture, the exhibition also features the work of his proteges like Andre Courreges and Emanuel Ungaro. A must-visit for fashion nerds.
Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion opens at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, on May 27.
WHEN THE STARS ALIGN
The House of Dior turns 70 this year, and it’s celebrating with an exclusive exhibition in Melbourne.
It tells the story of the House of Dior through the works of seven designers: Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferre, John Galliano, Raf Simons (design pictured) and Maria Grazia Chiuri. Over 140 gorgeous pieces designed between 1947 and 2017 will be on show.
The House Of Dior: Seventy Years Of Haute Couture will be held at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, from Aug 27 to Nov 7.