Call for Papers First International Cristóbal Balenciaga Conference

To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the birth of Cristóbal Balenciaga on 21 January 2020, the Balenciaga Foundation and the Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum wish to organise a series of events as a tribute to the great Master of Getaria. These events include the first International Cristóbal Balenciaga Conference to be held at the museum on 1 and 2 October 2020.

This academic conference, which will have an international presence, aims to be the plat-form to present innovative and quality research proposals and papers on the designer’s image and legacy across all of his areas: personal, business, creative, technical contexts in which Balenciaga was involved.

Given the transcendence of his character, any proposals related not only to the history of fashion but also to other fields of study, such as economic, legal, sociological aspects and the arts, in their broadest sense are also welcome. The only prerequisite is for all proposals to talk about Balenciaga.

Proposal submssion deadline: 5 January 2020