With the intention of promoting technical transmission aimed not only at highlighting the immaterial aspects of Cristóbal Balenciaga's know-how, but also at making this knowledge available to a new generation of fashion professionals, the museum presents this advanced course in the specific methods used in the couturier's tailoring ateliers.

The course – running for five days – will include demonstrations of his sewing and pressing techniques. Furthermore, to ensure that the participants achieve practical skills in these techniques, they will produce half jacket forming part of a suit made at the Balenciaga Maison in Paris. Specifically, a double-breasted blue and white wool twill model with a “quadrillé” pattern dating from February 1966 and belonging to the museum collection, an excellent example of the designer’s rigorous technical

INSTRUCTOR: Javier Martín


Dates and duration: From July 1 to 5, 2024. Total dedication of 35 hours.

Times: 10:00 to 14:00 and 15:00 to 18:00. Total dedication: 35 hours.

Intended for:Those holding qualifications in Fashion Design, Pattern Design and/or Dressmaking, fashion professionals, and all those interested in gaining deeper knowledge of haute couture tailoring techniques. Especially recommended for people
who have previously completed the initiation or/and the intermediate course in Haute Couture Tailoring Techniques organised by the museum.

Requirements: Those interested in participating must be able to prove that they have prior knowledge of haute couture techniques and that they are capable of cutting, basting and sewing a garment.

Registration: Registration will be open from the date on which the course is announced until May 9 (inclusive, at 14:00), and those wishing to participate must complete the online registration form. Candidates are required to submit a curriculum vitae specifying their training and experience in the world of fashion, as well as a motivation letter stating why the candidate wishes to participate in the activity and their connection to its content. Applications which are incomplete or received after the given deadline will not be accepted.

Number of participants: The maximum number of participants will be 16 people. The participants will be selected based on the required documentation and place allocations will be communicated from May 13.

Language: The course will be given in Spanish.

Price: 445 euros.

The price includes the materials required to proceed with the exercises, valued at 55 euros. The Museum will provide a kit with the necessary material, including the wool fabric, interfacing, galloon trim, lining and fine batting required to complete the exercises proposed. The participants must, in turn, come equipped with basic sewing tools (scissors, pins & needles, thread, measuring tape, tailors chalk, etc.).


In the event of failing to meet the minimum number of participants, all interested parties will be informed of the activity cancellation and any registration fees paid will be refunded.

A certificate of attendance will be issued at the end of the activity.

T. 943 004 777




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