Balenciaga at Momu

Balenciaga at Momu

Antwerp celebrates the genius of Cristóbal Balenciaga.


Running at Mode Museum till 14 August, the exhibition Game Changers – Reinventing the 20th century silhouette celebrates 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.

The central figure in the exhibition is the Basque fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga (1895-1972) who is seen as the pivotal figure between the two periods, the architect of innovation. The exhibition unites 100 unique couture and ready-to-wear silhouettes by Cristóbal Balenciaga, and each of the other designers who worked on similarly innovative ideas and shifted the boundaries of the classic feminine silhouette, such as Paul Poiret, Madeleine Vionnet, Gabrielle Chanel, but also Issey Miyake, Ann Demeulemeester, Comme des Garçons, Yohji Yamamoto, Maison Martin Margiela.

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