Museum tribute to Cristobal Balenciaga

Queen Sofia of Spain on Tuesday inaugurated a museum dedicated to Spanish fashion designer Cristobal Balenciaga (1895-1972), who revolutionized the world of haute couture.

The museum will display more than 1,200 Balenciaga designs - the world's largest collection - which will be shown in turn. An initial display of 90 costumes opens to visitors on Friday.

The exhibition will include dresses worn by Grace Kelly, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo and Belgium's former Queen Fabiola.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!balenciaga-vintage-lace-1951.jpg(

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The museum opens its doors to the public on Friday 10th June.