Scan Magazine, Issue 119, December 2018

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Scan Magazine  |  Special Theme  |  Nordic Design Special – Swedish Design

Dovima with Sacha, cloche and suit by Balenciaga, Café des Deux Magots, Paris, 1955. Photo: © The Richard Avedon Foundation.

Silk taffeta evening dress, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Paris, 1955.Photo: Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Balenciaga — Master of Couture at Textilmuseet In the next four months, visitors at Textilmuseet in Borås have the opportunity to see the works of praised fashion designer Balenciaga. Opening in December, the exhibition not only presents his amazing designs but also includes other designers who were inspired by the master. Do not miss this! By Malin Norman

On 15 December, Textilmuseet in Borås will open its new international exhibition, Balenciaga: Master of Couture, which highlights the Spanish fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga, also referred to as the master of haute couture. Presented for the first time in Sweden, the display focuses on the 1950s and 1960s, but also includes designers who have been inspired by Balenciaga, such as Hubert de Givenchy, Yohij Yamamoto, Iris van Herpen and Hussein Chalayan. The exhibition was produced by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, where it has been seen by more 20  |  Issue 119  |  December 2018

than 270,000 visitors. It has, since its opening, been highly praised in international press and, as of March this year, is on a worldwide tour – from London to Canada and then Borås, which is the only European stop along the tour, and later on to Australia. “This is a dream come true,” curator Eva Blomqvist enthuses. “We have been looking for a collaboration with the V&A in London for a long time, and now all the pieces fell into place. Balenciaga has had such great impact on the world of fashion, and this era is particularly popular amongst our visitors. I’m

so happy that more people will get the chance see Balenciaga’s masterpieces here in Scandinavia now. What he created is not just fashion, it’s art!” Textilmuseet in Borås will show Balenciaga: Master of Couture from 15 December 2018 until 21 April 2019. In addition to a display of the fashion designs, the programme will include a number of lectures and discussions as well as guided tours. Extended opening hours for the exhibition: Monday-Wednesday 10am-5pm Thursday 10am-7pm Friday-Sunday 10am-5pm

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