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
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Supreme, Palace x Oakley, KITH, Balenciaga and more.

Balenciaga Announces Pre-Order & In-Store Details for Its Pre-Fall 2018 Collection
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Balenciaga Announces Pre-Order & In-Store Details for Its Pre-Fall 2018 Collection

Taking to Instagram with the news.

Balenciaga Adds a Bold Red Fanny Pack to Its Growing Accessories Line
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Balenciaga Adds a Bold Red Fanny Pack to Its Growing Accessories Line

Part of the label’s Pre-Fall 2018 collection.

Balenciaga’s “The Power of Dreams” Belt Bag Is Now up For Grabs
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Balenciaga’s “The Power of Dreams” Belt Bag Is Now up For Grabs

From the label’s upcoming Fall/Winter 2018 collection.

Balenciaga Sets up Shop in Miami's Design District
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Balenciaga Sets up Shop in Miami's Design District

Furnished by Demna Gvasalia himself.

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Supreme’s Lee Quiñones collection and two-piece jar set.

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UPDATE: Balenciaga Confirms This Triple S Is Fake

Not the third generation Triple S.

Balenciaga Delivers Clean Black & Grey Triple S Sneaker
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Balenciaga Delivers Clean Black & Grey Triple S Sneaker

The chunky shoe trend continues.

Balenciaga Issues Second Apology Over Treatment of Chinese Customers at French Store
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Balenciaga Issues Second Apology Over Treatment of Chinese Customers at French Store

The house will change the way things work.

Balenciaga's Lace-Up Speed Trainer Debuts in Tonal Navy
Footwear

Balenciaga's Lace-Up Speed Trainer Debuts in Tonal Navy

Featuring a comfy memory-foam midsole.

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
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