Cristóbal Balenciaga, a collector of fashion

Apr-13-2012 Oct-7-2012


Cité de la Mode et du Design

Cristóbal Balenciaga, a collector of fashion






From April 13 to October 7, 2012, at the Docks - City of Fashion and Design.

In hoage to the master of couture (1895-1972) and the 40th anniversary of his death, reveals Galliera, with the support of the House of Balenciaga, a collection of modes passionately assembled by fashion, generously given by his family to the museum. From April 13 to October 7, 2012, at the Docks - City of Fashion and Design.

Body and casaquins whales, light satin dress, velvet boleros, capes and cloaks, dresses Turnings, cashmere stoles, lace mantillas, samples of embroidery and trimmings ... All these pieces, often gorgeous, sometimes modest, jumble up this collection of eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
More than seventy costumes and elements interact with clothes forty dresses and coats of high fashion designer Balenciaga between 1937 and 1968, funds from the Galliera or loaned by the House of Balenciaga. Accessories, pictures, sketches and books on art and costume complete this as reflecting the designer's passion for the story of his mastery of a craft learned as a child, with her mother.
Set design, restoring the reserves of a fashion museum with long aisles of compactus drawers, presents these treasures of inspiration that have archival value. For the visitor, an invitation to browse the ""imaginary museum"" of Cristóbal Balenciaga: a traditional Spanish folk, black and dark colors, the blueprint of religious dress and ceremony, the great masters of Spanish painting, and share of creative intimacy ""Couturier couturiers.""

The Docks - City of Fashion and Design
34 quai d'Austerlitz
75013 Paris

Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10h to 18h, except holidays.

Grouped ticket for two exhibitions:
Full price: 6 €
Reduced price: 4.5 €
Youth rate (14-26 years): 3 €
Free for children under 14 years

Metro: Gare d'Austerlitz, Quai de la Gare, Gare de Lyon
Bus: 24, 57, 61, 63, 89, 91


Anne de Nesle
Caroline assisted Chenu
Tel: 01 56 52 86 08
Email: presse.galliera @


1) Educational activities:
Révervation, rates & information: Marie-Jeanne Fuster (Galliera Museum), 01 56 52 86 21 or Marie-jeanne.fuster @

. Adults / Teens

Visit - Conference
Visit the exhibition Balenciaga, collector modes.
Duration: 1:30.
Every Saturday at 14.30 and 16h.
Without reservation, in the limit of 15 persons / group.

. Children / Young Audiences

Workshop """" apprentice stylist """"
Walking through the exhibition Balenciaga, collector modes, the young audience will understand the meaning of a conceptual approach to own work of a stylist. During a workshop, he will follow in the footsteps of fashion designer, will draw on ideas from the show, and the board consist of a mini collection of style in his image, according to his feelings and desires.

Ages 8-12:
Duration: 3 hours (from 14h to 17h).
April: 19, 21
May: 9, 12, 23
June: 6, 9, 20

For 13-16 years:
Duration: 4 hours. 14h-18h.
April: 20, 26
May: 5
June 2, 30

Followed by a story writing workshop
And if you dress clothing was, borrowed an accessory ... Who would you do? What would you do?
To you to tell your story!

For 7-10 years:
Duration: 2 hours (from 10:30 to 12:30).
May 12, 26
June 23,
July: 7

. Family

Open house
Young Conservative than a day or beginning of a vocation? The young audience aged 7 to 13 years, the exhibition will discover Cristóbal Balenciaga, a collector of ways, his book tour in hand. A treasure hunt in the pictures invite to observe the works closely. In search of clues to investigate the complaint, it will attempt to answer the question: ""Why he collected Cristóbal Balenciaga modes? ""

Without reservation.
A book tour is available to young audiences (7-13 years).

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