Past Exhibitions

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Cristobal Balenciaga Museoa develops its programming in order to publicize the life and work of Cristobal Balenciaga, its relevance in the history of fashion and design, and the contemporaneity of his legacy.

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International Museum Day

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With the theme “Museums for equality: diversity and inclusion”, International Museum Day aims to serve as a rallying point for celebrating the diversity of perspectives making up the museum communities, advocating tools to achieve universal access to objects, their histories and interpretations, and to the people who are part of them. 

It is therefore a great pleasure for us to invite you to our exhibition “Cristóbal Balenciaga, Fashion and Heritage” without having to leave your home and offering an immersive experience enabling you to explore the rooms of the museum and the objects they contain. 

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Fabiola from Belgium. A royal wedding

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Having featured in the exhibition “Balenciaga and Spanish painting”, organised by the Thyssen Bornemisza Museum between June 18 and September 22, and prior to its rest for conservation purposes in the Museum warehouses, the exhibition “Fabiola of Belgium. A royal wedding” extends an invitation to explore the history and specific context of this iconic piece, the wedding dress worn by Fabiola de Mora y Aragón.

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#FINAESTAMPA_

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The time has come to reassert fashion illustration as an art form in itself. A sort of X-ray of the present time of a discipline which, since its origins, translates as the reflection of an era.

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Cristóbal Balenciaga. Fashion and Heritage. Contexts

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Fashion and Heritage mantain a pardoxical dialogue that contrast the ephemeral with the permanent. 
This dialogue is embodied by Cristóbal Balenciaga. 

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Distinción

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The Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum hosts the exhibition ‘Distinción. A century of fashion photography,’ produced by the Museu del Disseny de Barcelona (Barcelona Museum of Design), the show includes more than a hundred images by the most influential photographers on the national scene over the last 100 years. Included are notable works by Juan Gyenes, Oriol Maspons, Manel Esclusa, Maria Espeus, José Manuel Ferrater, Antoni Bernad, Manuel Outumuro, Bèla Adler & Salvador Fresneda, Txema Yeste, among others. 

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Transmissions

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Heritage and New Creation
Educational and creative project connecting the Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum archive with new creation 

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Cristóbal Balenciaga. Fashion and Heritage

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Fashion and Heritage mantain a pardoxical dialogue that contrast the ephemeral with the permanent. 
This dialogue is embodied by Cristóbal Balenciaga. 

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Balenciaga. Revolution and legacy

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Upcoming exhibition 

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RACHEL L. MELLON COLLECTION

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The Rachel L. Mellon Collection exhibition, under the direction of Hubert de Givenchy, presents to the public a careful selection of garments and documents that offers a different perspective of Balenciaga’s Haute Couture, through the personal filter of this extraordinary lady’s taste and way of life.

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Coal and velvet. Views on popular costumes by Ortiz Echagüe and Balenciaga

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Coal and Velvet explores the romantic vision and the aesthetic revision that Cristóbal Balenciaga, in his Haute Couture creations, and Ortiz Echagüe, in his photographic narrations of traditional Spain, make of popular costumes.

 

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Balenciaga. The experience of luxury

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Haute Couture can be considered, from its origins, the maximum expression of a luxurious and specifically feminine experience.  

A world of exclusiveness and exquisiteness around the creations designed by the couturiers and made with artisan methods, the etiquette governing the purchasing process and the social contexts in which creations and female customers are exhibited.

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Balenciaga master of lace

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Lace, a fabric with a long historical tradition and associated to the most powerful classes until its mechanisation, is the perfect example to show how Balenciaga's creativity and industrial technology can join forces to extol a material creating new applications and even revolutionary silhouettes.

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Cristóbal Balenciaga. A timeless legacy

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Cristóbal Balenciaga is regarded as one of the leading and most influential couturiers of the 20th century. This exhibition shows the work of Cristóbal Balenciaga and his contribution to history.

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