Speaker - Miren Arzalluz

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Miren Arzalluz studied History at the University of Deusto (Spain) and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics before specializing in the history of dress and fashion at the Courtauld Institute of Art. After working in various British museums, such as the V&A and Kensington Palace, she became curator at the Balenciaga Foundation in 2007. Her research covers the history of fashionable dress on the 20th century with particular emphasis on the life and work of Balenciaga.

She has recently published the book Cristóbal Balenciaga: La Forja del Maestro (1895-1936), which focuses on the life and professional development of Balenciaga before establishing his haute couture house in Paris. She is currently working on the permanent exhibition and catalogue of the new Balenciaga Museum project in Guetaria, the couturier´s hometown.

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Balenciaga and Spain Symposium

03.26.11 | 03:35:36 min | 1 comment