Miren Arzalluz read History at the University of Deusto 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 Cristobal 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 the Spanish couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga. In 2011 she published Cristóbal Balenciaga. The Making of the Master (1895-1936) which focuses on the early stages of his personal and professional development before leaving for Paris in 1936.