Haute couture techniques

The course programme of Haute Couture techniques promoted by the Museum in recent years seeks to spread the values and, principally, the techniques of Cristóbal Balenciaga adapted to the context of today’s fashion. 

Intensive practical courses run by highly qualified professionals which take place entirety at the museum offering participants an immersion in the Balenciaga universe. Added to this are the new online training options made possible by digital tools.

The programme offers three different itineraries: tailoring, fantasy and embroidery. It also comes in different levels of accomplishment enabling the participants to gradually improve their technical skills, with a total estimated dedication of 200 hours.

CALENDAR 2023

Haute couture techniques

FANTASY ITINERARY: INTERMEDIATE

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This is an intermediate level activity, which is part of the course programming of the fantasy itinerary, and which can be carried out either as part of the proposed plan, or as an independent initiative. The programme content proposes an approximation to the specific methods used in the fantasy ateliers of the Balenciaga House and will address the realization of a lace bodice with a silk taffeta base open both on the side and on the left shoulder.

The course will be structured into 7 modules based on audiovisual contents purpose-made to provide an explanation and guidance on the exercises to be carried out. Live online tutorial sessions will also be available for each module, where the instructor will answer the participants’ doubts and questions. 

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Haute couture techniques

TAILORING ITINERARY: INTERMEDIATE

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This is an intermediate level activity, which is part of the course programming of the tailoring itinerary, and which can be carried out either as part of the proposed plan, or as an independent initiative. The programme content proposes an approximation to the specific methods used in the tailoring ateliers of the Balenciaga House and will, specifically, look at how to make certain elements of a check wool jacket.

The course will be structured into 7 modules based on audiovisual contents purpose-made to provide an explanation and guidance on the exercises to be carried out. Live online tutorial sessions will also be available for each module, where the instructor will answer the participants’ doubts and questions. 

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