An education project around the legacy of Cristóbal Balenciaga Cristóbal Balenciagak utzitako legetuaren inguruko hezkuntza-proiektua Un proyecto educativo en torno al legado de Cristóbal Balenciaga


The “Transmissions. Heritage and New Creation” project, promoted by the Museum, gathered professors and students from 6 of the most prestigious international fashion design schools: Central Saint Martins -UAL (London, England), The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (Copenhagen, Denmark), Iceland Academy of the Arts (Reykjavik, Iceland), Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Arts (Ramat Gan, Israel), Seika Kyoto University (Kyoto, Japan) and Parsons The New School of Design (New York, USA). Furthermore, the Bilbao International Art and Fashion platform (Bilbao, Spain), through its training programme for new creators, has participated in the project.

As far as subject is concerned, the project turns the spotlight on an aspect which unquestionably constitutes one of Cristóbal Balenciaga’s main contributions to the history of fashion: the introduction of new silhouettes. The tonneau line of 1947, the semi-fit of 1951, the balloon skirt of 1953, the tunic of 1955, the sack dress and the baby-doll of 1957 soon became landmarks in the history of fashion.

Starting from this idea, and directly studying the work of the creator from Getaria at his Museum, the participants have since developed, as an individual project by each student.

A selection of 26 creative proposals will be presented at the Museum in a collective exhibition starting on 14th June.

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