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
Balenciaga Launches Trippy Video Lookbooks to Promote SS19 Line
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Balenciaga Launches Trippy Video Lookbooks to Promote SS19 Line

Weird flex, but okay.

21 Puffer Jackets for Fall/Winter 2018
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21 Puffer Jackets for Fall/Winter 2018

Balenciaga, Burberry, Gucci, Aimé Leon Dore, Stone Island and many more.

Balenciaga's Rose Bubble Gum Coat Is a Vibrant FW18 Choice
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Balenciaga's Rose Bubble Gum Coat Is a Vibrant FW18 Choice

Cozy.

Demna Gvasalia Reveals Balenciaga Backstage Book
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Demna Gvasalia Reveals Balenciaga Backstage Book

Showcasing the process behind the house’s Winter 2018 show.

Balenciaga's Spring 2019 Capsule Now Available for Pre-Order
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Balenciaga's Spring 2019 Capsule Now Available for Pre-Order

New Triple-S colorways and revamped staples.

The All-New Balenciaga TRACK Sneaker Arrives in the Philippines
Footwear

The All-New Balenciaga TRACK Sneaker Arrives in the Philippines

Presented by Balenciaga
The hiking/running-hybrid sneaker hits the city for the first time.

Balenciaga Continues Run of Oversized Shirts With New Camo Option
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Balenciaga Continues Run of Oversized Shirts With New Camo Option

Bigger than your average.

Off-White™ Is the Hottest Brand in the World
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Off-White™ Is the Hottest Brand in the World

Besting the likes of Balenciaga and Gucci.

Supreme, Palace and Off-White™ Nominated for 2018 Fashion Awards
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Supreme, Palace and Off-White™ Nominated for 2018 Fashion Awards

For the second year running.

Balenciaga is Being Sued for Ripping Off Tree Car Freshner Design
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Balenciaga is Being Sued for Ripping Off Tree Car Freshner Design

The luxury is in hot water once again.
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