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 Covers Latest T-Shirt in Graphic Logos
Fashion

Balenciaga Covers Latest T-Shirt in Graphic Logos

Branding overload.

Balenciaga's Triple S Drops With Fresh Turquoise Color-Blocking
Footwear

Balenciaga's Triple S Drops With Fresh Turquoise Color-Blocking

Cooling down for fall.

Balenciaga's FW19 Campaign Stars Real-Life Parisian Couples
Fashion

Balenciaga's FW19 Campaign Stars Real-Life Parisian Couples

Taking cues from casual French styling.

Balenciaga's All-New Track.2 Sneaker Is Available Now
Footwear

Balenciaga's All-New Track.2 Sneaker Is Available Now

Continuing its exploration of chunky footwear.

Balenciaga Drops Paper Bag-Inspired Smartphone-Carrying Totes
Fashion

Balenciaga Drops Paper Bag-Inspired Smartphone-Carrying Totes

Yours for $950 USD.

Why Are We All Pretending to Be Outdoorsy?
Fashion 

Why Are We All Pretending to Be Outdoorsy?

As leisure time becomes scarce, outdoorsy fashion is the ultimate luxury.

Balenciaga Drops Graffiti-Covered Explorer Neck Pouch
Fashion

Balenciaga Drops Graffiti-Covered Explorer Neck Pouch

Alongside two clean colorblocked iterations.

Balenciaga & Barneys Give Away Sustainable Deli Bags for Pride Month 2019
Fashion

Balenciaga & Barneys Give Away Sustainable Deli Bags for Pride Month 2019

The water soluble bag can be picked up for free along the NYC parade route.

Kanye West Introduces Region-Specific YEEZY BOOST 350 V2s in This Week's Footwear Drops
Footwear 

Kanye West Introduces Region-Specific YEEZY BOOST 350 V2s in This Week's Footwear Drops

New Balenciaga Track kicks, UNDERCOVER Daybreaks and more.

Balenciaga Unveils Triple S Clad in "Red/Off-White"
Footwear

Balenciaga Unveils Triple S Clad in "Red/Off-White"

Complete with its signature stacked midsole.

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