Balenciaga

Balenciaga

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.

Founded 1919
Industries Fashion
Headquarter Paris, France
Les Vetements de Football Spoofs Balenciaga, Vetements and COMME des GARÇONS for Spring/Summer 2018
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Les Vetements de Football Spoofs Balenciaga, Vetements and COMME des GARÇONS for Spring/Summer 2018

On an array of vintage football tops.
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Another Company Is Blatantly Ripping off Balenciaga's Triple S Design
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Another Company Is Blatantly Ripping off Balenciaga's Triple S Design

A more affordable alternative.
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Another Look at Balenciaga's Fall/Winter 2018 Trail Runner Colorways
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Another Look at Balenciaga's Fall/Winter 2018 Trail Runner Colorways

Better than the Triple S?
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Balenciaga's Triple S Honors the Famed "Bred" Colorway
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Balenciaga's Triple S Honors the Famed "Bred" Colorway

Can you picture MJ soaring in these?
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Balenciaga's New Sneakers Are the Epitome of Dad Shoes
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Balenciaga's New Sneakers Are the Epitome of Dad Shoes

A first look at the four different retro colorways.
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Round 3 of Prague's Street Style Keeps Things Bold for Fall/Winter 2018
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Round 3 of Prague's Street Style Keeps Things Bold for Fall/Winter 2018

See how people styled out their Prada, Balenciaga and Vetements.
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Ego Creates Most Blatant Balenciaga Triple S Ripoff Yet
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Ego Creates Most Blatant Balenciaga Triple S Ripoff Yet

No denying the inspiration here.
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Virgil Abloh x Air Jordan 1 Custom Features Balenciaga Triple S Soles
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Virgil Abloh x Air Jordan 1 Custom Features Balenciaga Triple S Soles

It doesn’t get any more hype than this.
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Here's Round One of Street Style at Prague Fashion Week
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Here's Round One of Street Style at Prague Fashion Week

Starring logo-centric cult brands.
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Our Second Batch of Street Style From Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia Fall/Winter 2018 Is All About Logomania
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Our Second Batch of Street Style From Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia Fall/Winter 2018 Is All About Logomania

Spotlighting Moscow’s fashion elite.
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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