THE MAS­TER OF US ALL

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - The Culture -

The shift, the baby­doll, the tu­nic ... many of the dress shapes that grace our wardrobes to­day have their ori­gins in the cre­ativ­ity of Span­ish cou­turier Cristóbal Ba­len­ci­aga, whose in­flu­ence on fash­ion and its in­no­va­tive de­signs are be­ing ex­am­ined in the ‘Ba­len­ci­aga: Shap­ing Fash­ion’ ex­hi­bi­tion. The Vic­to­ria and Al­bert Mu­seum also en­listed x-ray imag­ing artist Nick Veasey to un­cover the in­ner work­ings of Ba­len­ci­aga’s gowns, while works by pho­tog­ra­phers Richard Ave­don and Hiro, who shot Ba­len­ci­aga’s rev­o­lu­tion­ary cre­ations for BAZAAR, are also on view. Un­til February 18, 2018, at Vic­to­ria and Al­bert Mu­seum, Lon­don. www.vam.ac.uk

Elise Daniels in a suit by Ba­len­ci­aga, at Le Marais, Paris, with street per­form­ers, pho­tographed by Richard Ave­don in August 1948

The bal­loon hem, a Ba­len­ci­aga sig­na­ture

An ex­hi­bi­tion high­light: Look 37 of Os­car de la Renta Spring/ Sum­mer ’15

Cristóbal Ba­len­ci­aga at work, Paris 1968

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