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Balenciaga, Cristobal

Born: 1895 AD
Died: 1972 AD, at 77 years of age.

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.




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