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
Alyx x Mackintosh & Nine More Key European Drops
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Alyx x Mackintosh & Nine More Key European Drops

Including new Balenciaga, Thames & Eytys.
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Balenciaga Reveals Even More Triple S Styles
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Balenciaga Reveals Even More Triple S Styles

New takes on the now-iconic chunky sneaker.
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Balenciaga Triple S Sneaker Arrives in New Vibrant Colorways
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Balenciaga Triple S Sneaker Arrives in New Vibrant Colorways

Including minimalist versions lacking any pull tabs.
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Balenciaga Upgrades the Triple S With Metallic Silver Accents
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Balenciaga Upgrades the Triple S With Metallic Silver Accents

A sharp revision of the must-have shoe.
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Demna Gvasalia Says Vetements Is "About the Street" in Recent Interview
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Demna Gvasalia Says Vetements Is "About the Street" in Recent Interview

He also touches on a few other topics such as elegance and risk.
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Balenciaga's Platform Crocs Sold out During Pre-Order
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Balenciaga's Platform Crocs Sold out During Pre-Order

Surprised?
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Balenciaga Drops the Logo-Covered Speed Trainer in Black
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Balenciaga Drops the Logo-Covered Speed Trainer in Black

Available now in limited quantities.
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Do YEEZY & Balenciaga’s Paparazzi Campaigns Hint at the Future of Fashion?
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Do YEEZY & Balenciaga’s Paparazzi Campaigns Hint at the Future of Fashion?

Social media buzz aside, here’s what brands can learn from Kanye and Demna.

Balenciaga's $670 USD Pool Slide Sandal Is Here
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Balenciaga's $670 USD Pool Slide Sandal Is Here

Alongside a $1,100 USD shopping bag.
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Balenciaga Adds Platformed Crocs to Its Luxury Footwear Selection
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Balenciaga Adds Platformed Crocs to Its Luxury Footwear Selection

Raised luxury.
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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