Balenciaga

Balenciaga

French Fashion House
Balenciaga is a French fashion house founded by Cristóbal Balenciaga in 1914. The house is well known for creating avant-garde structural pieces, straddling the edge of fashion and forecasting the future of women's ready-to-wear fashion. Several designers who worked for Balenciaga would go on to open their own successful couture houses, notably Oscar de la Renta, Andre Courreges, Emanuel Ungaro, and Hubert de Givenchy. Cristóbal had a reputation as a couturier of uncompromising standards and was referred to as "the master of us all" by Christian Dior. His bubble skirts and odd, feminine, yet ultra-modern shapes were trademarks of the house. It was not until the post-war years that the full scale of the inventiveness of Balenciaga became evident: the fluidity of his silhouettes enabled him to manipulate the relationship between his clothing and women's bodies. His manipulation of the waist contributed to what is considered to be his most important contribution to the world of fashion-- a new silhouette for women.

2012-2015

Alexander Wang serves as creative director

1997-2012

Nicolas Ghesquière serves as head of the house

1986

Jacques Bogart SA acquires Balenciaga

1972

Founder Cristóbal Balenciaga passes away

1968

Releases last collection and closes maison in Paris

1936

Established in Paris

1919

Founded by Cristóbal Balenciaga
10 Knockout Boxing-Inspired Pieces to Cop for SS20
Fashion 

10 Knockout Boxing-Inspired Pieces to Cop for SS20

Add this season’s punchiest trend to your daily look.

Balenciaga Dissects an Eerie Dystopian Future in SS20 Campaign Video
Fashion

Balenciaga Dissects an Eerie Dystopian Future in SS20 Campaign Video

Spotlighting a number of signature seasonal pieces.

Balenciaga Track.2 Heads For the Podium With Gold Colorway
Footwear

Balenciaga Track.2 Heads For the Podium With Gold Colorway

A gold medal finish for the popular chunky sneaker.

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week
Fashion 

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

Featuring Stone Island, Balenciaga, Off-White™, Aimé Leon Dore and more.

Balenciaga's Summer 2020 Campaign Offers Unfettered Optimism
Fashion

Balenciaga's Summer 2020 Campaign Offers Unfettered Optimism

Once again tapping into the “Power of Dreams.”

Off-White™ Maintains Title as World's "Hottest Brand" for Q4 2019
Fashion

Off-White™ Maintains Title as World's "Hottest Brand" for Q4 2019

Beating Gucci and Balenciaga to the top spot.

Balenciaga Preps a Set of Two-Tone Logo Pool Slides
Footwear

Balenciaga Preps a Set of Two-Tone Logo Pool Slides

Looking towards warmer weather.

Balenciaga Is Returning to Haute Couture
Fashion

Balenciaga Is Returning to Haute Couture

52 years later.

Balenciaga Launches New Leather-Free Sneaker
Footwear

Balenciaga Launches New Leather-Free Sneaker

Introducing the Zen shoe.

7 FW20 Runway Trends To Buy Before They Hit Stores
Fashion 

7 FW20 Runway Trends To Buy Before They Hit Stores

Skirts, sheers, heels and pearls for men? Here’s how.

Load more

{{ selectedDropItems.monthDivider }}

 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.