Museum Inspired by Balenciaga to Open in London

Diana Bell-Heather   |   08 - 06 - 2018

 

London is adding more arts and culture to their already impressive offering with a Balenciaga-inspired museum.

 

Part of the transformation in East London, Victoria & Albert museum are building another location with the exterior designed to look as though it is wrapped in one of the Cristobal Balenciaga’s dresses from the 1950s.

The V&A East is a collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution in the US and will also be home to the museum’s new Collection and Research Centre, replacing its archive at Blythe House in west of the city. Set to open in 2023, Tristram Hunt, director of the museum, told the Evening Standard:

 

“V&A East will revolutionise how our world-class collections are accessed, create a new museum, and open up opportunities for collaboration, learning and discovery in ways we’ve never been able to before.”

 

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