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
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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Industrial Vibes Provide a Perfect Blank Canvas for Balenciaga in New Editorial
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Industrial Vibes Provide a Perfect Blank Canvas for Balenciaga in New Editorial

Parking garage – but make it fashion.
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Balenciaga Kids Take Over SSENSE's Office in This Editorial
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Balenciaga Kids Take Over SSENSE's Office in This Editorial

Kiddos, doggos and Speed Trainers.

Balenciaga Enters Games of Poetic Terrorism In Our Latest Editorial
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Balenciaga Enters Games of Poetic Terrorism In Our Latest Editorial

Featured in HYPEBEAST Magazine Issue 20.
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Dutch Police to Stop & Question Kids in Designer Clothes
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Dutch Police to Stop & Question Kids in Designer Clothes

Keep your heat under wraps.
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'Fucking Young!' Spotlights Balenciaga, Dior Homme, & More in Latest Editorial
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'Fucking Young!' Spotlights Balenciaga, Dior Homme, & More in Latest Editorial

Titled “Boys Don’t Cry For More.”
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Balenciaga Confirms Triple S Is Now Made in China
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Balenciaga Confirms Triple S Is Now Made in China

The country has the “capacities to produce a lighter shoe.”
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Stockholm Fashion Week Attendees Bring the Heat to Snowy Streets
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Stockholm Fashion Week Attendees Bring the Heat to Snowy Streets

Everything from Off-White™ and Balenciaga to Acne Studios and Eytys.
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Balenciaga Reveals Pre-Fall 2018 Collection With Lowkey Lookbook
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Balenciaga Reveals Pre-Fall 2018 Collection With Lowkey Lookbook

The first menswear Pre collection from the Demna Gvasalia-helmed house.
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The Balenciaga Triple S in Distressed Grey Gets a Restock
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The Balenciaga Triple S in Distressed Grey Gets a Restock

Chunky.
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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