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Balenciaga, Cristobal

Born: 1895 AD
Died: 1972 AD
Nationality: Spanish
Categories: Fashion Designer

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.