Haute Couture tailoring techniques


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 health crisis caused by COVID-19, and the safety measures taken by the competent authorities to prevent it from spreading, have directly affected the functioning of institutions such as ours and, specifically, the development of this kind of educational projects. The imposed social distancing and the difficulties of free movement established mean that the masterclasses are unable to proceed fully with the physical attendance of participants.

Given this reality, and in response to the current exceptional circumstances, the Museum has decided to use new ways of transmitting Cristóbal Balenciaga’s legacy and presents, following the excellent reception of the first call to participate, the second edition of the tutored online course on Haute Couture Tailoring techniques.


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



Dates and duration: From Mrach 1 to 21, 2021. Total estimated dedication of 18 hours + Tutorial hours.

Times: Each participant will have the possibility of organising their schedule to develop the exercises proposed according to the estimated time required and within the dates established for each module. The tutorial sessions, for their part, will take place on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and will have a duration of 60 minutes. 

For: Students or people holding qualifications in Fashion Design, Pattern Design and/or Dressmaking, fashion professionals, and all those interested in starting to learn Haute Couture tailoring techniques.

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 masterclass is announced until February 11 (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 30 people. The participants will be selected based on the required documentation and place allocations will be communicated from February 16.

Language: The masterclass will be given in Spanish.

Price: 325 euros.


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. 

Contact: Tel. 943 00 47 77@. info@fbalenciaga.com





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