Call for Papers Second International Cristóbal Balenciaga Conference

One of the key aims of the Cristóbal Balenciaga Foundation is to promote research into the life and work of Cristóbal Balenciaga. Within this framework, the foundation is organising the second International Conference on the fashion designer, which is scheduled to take place on from October 1 to 3, 2025 at the Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum, in Getaria. 

This academic conference, which will have an international presence, aims to be the platform 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 and his legacy.

Next conference seeks to consolidate and improve on the achievements of the first edition (2020) which featured 13 novel studies on Cristóbal Balenciaga, selected out a total of over 40 projects submitted by researchers and academic institutions across the world.

Proposal submssion deadline: September 20 2024