Tag Archives: Balenciaga

Cristobal Balenciaga. Iconoclastic Visions of the Silhouette

Balenciaga sculpts, paints, writes in the act of making dresses. That is why he is above the others. To create dresses, beginning endlessly over and over again with the same model,
the body, is to choose incessantly, without respite. As we breathe in order to live. To choose is to help the formless to breathe, to […]

MoMu Presents: Game Changers – Reinventing the 20th-Century Silhouette

  The exhibition ‘Game Changers – Reinventing the 20th century silhouette’ looks at the groundbreaking work of fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga whose innovations in the middle of the 20th century created a radically new silhouettte, in which the body got freedom of movement and architectural volumes created a space around the body. Along with the […]

Congratulations Demna Gvasalia!

  With Balenciaga’s announcement of its appointing Demna Gvasalia as creative director, MoMu shows you a throwback photo of 2013’s Happy Birthday Dear Academie exhibition, with a silhouette of the graduation work of Demna Gvasalia. The Georgian Gvasalia graduated in  2006  with his ‘Made in Antwerp’ collection, a theme which is still present in his […]

MoMu presents FootPrint. The Tracks of Shoes in Fashion

From September 3rd MoMu presents the exhibition ‘Footprint. The Tracks of Shoes in Fashion’, telling the story of inspirational and groundbreaking fashion shoes of the twentieth and twentyfirst centuries. The exhibition shines a light on those fashion and shoe designers who left their footprint on the world of shoes by means of the exquisite and […]

From September 25th, exhibition MoMu Now

MoMu Now: Contemporary Fashion from the MoMu collection, from 25/09/2014 to 4/01/2015, is a selection of masterpieces from the recent acquisitions of contemporary silhouettes to the MoMu collection. The MoMu collection consists of approx. 25,000 objects, mainly clothing and accessories, 7,000 of which have been added over the past five years thanks to new purchases, […]

Cristobal Balenciaga & Abraham

Characteristic of Balenciaga’s creations is their sculpted, architectural quality. The perfect material for this was gazar, a crisp, semi-sheer etamine fabric that was a specialty of Abraham Ltd. After struggling to adjust to the emergence of prêt-à-porter and slow but steady decline in the demand for haute couture, Cristóbal Balenciaga closed his fashion house in […]