Spanish-basque fashion designer
1895 – Born on the 21st January in Getaria, Basque Country, Spain.
1915 – Opened dressmaking and tailoring shops of his own in Madrid and Barcelona.
1937 – He opened his Paris couture house on avenue George V.
He taught fashion design classes, inspiring other designers such as Oscar de la Renta.
1968 – He retired as designer.
1972 – He died on 23rd of March in Valencia, Spain.
Balenciaga fashion house is still going under the direction of Nicolas Ghesquière and under the ownership of the Gucci Group.