De­signer: Cris­to­bal Ba­len­ci­aga

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Living - - R14EVIEW -

I’ve al­ways con­sid­ered de­sign­ers are artists and clothes as wear­able art. The de­signer who de­fines this for me has to be Cris­to­bal Ba­len­ci­aga (left). A true in­no­va­tor, he rad­i­cally al­tered the fash­ion­able sil­hou­ette of women in the mid-20th cen­tury. With me­thod­i­cal skill and ex­pert tai­lor­ing, he cre­ated grace­ful gar­ments with a flu­id­ity which had not been seen be­fore. The V&A Mu­seum in London is do­ing a ret­ro­spec­tive ex­hibit of Ba­len­ci­aga’s work en­ti­tled Ba­len­ci­aga: Shap­ing Fash­ion.

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