Pushing fashion history forward: Miren Arzalluz at the Palais Galliera

Paris's Palais Galliera museum is home to one of the most important fashion archives in Europe, boasting hundreds of thousands of artefacts which tell the story of what we wore and why. Newly-appointed director Miren Arzalluz tells us about her plans to maintain an enticing programme of temporary exhibitions while extending the museum’s capacity to show off the treasures from the depths of its archive.


We take a look at some of the painstaking embroidery work that goes into Haute Couture creations and Arzalluz flags up fellow Basque designer Cristobal Balenciaga as a reference, after a stint as the director of the Balenciaga foundation in Paris.

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