The Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum will be open partially from April 6-25 (both inclusive) while work is underway on the upcoming exhibition. One of the exhibition galleries will be open for visit. Entrance will be free and the opening times will be 11:00 – 19:00.
After the designer passed in Getaria in 1972, Balenciaga’s brand was passed through several company groups until joining the Kering Group today. Several important figures in modern fashion have worked for the brand as creative director: Nicolas Ghesquière, Alexander Wang and, today, Demna Gvasalia.
Throughout all these years, the French company has preserved a large portion of archives on the Balenciaga Maison of Haute Couture of Paris, including garments, toiles, photographs, sketches and films. Every year, this archive is acknowledged for its great heritage and cultural importance in the European Heritage Days. The company sets the stage to highlight and bring this heritage to society with its own exhibition. It also collaborates in exhibitions on Balenciaga carried out by other prestigious entities, including the Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum itself.
A selection of twelve toiles (cloth patterns) representing his creation in the 1960s, and a series of films from catwalks taken by Tom Kublin between 1960 and 1967, are exceptionally being shown in this room.