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"In a Balenciaga you were the only woman in the room - no other woman existed."
Diana Vreeland

is a fashion house founded by Cristóbal Balenciaga, a Spanish designer. He introduced couture shapes to the women's world 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. In 1937, 10, Avenue George V became the Parisian home of Cristobal Balenciaga’s creative influence. Balenciaga’s Paris flagship store is still located at this address. From July 2006 to January 2007, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs of Paris hosted the exhibition 'Balenciaga Paris', of which you can se the video below:

"A Couturier must be an architect for design, a sculptor for shape, a painter for color, a musician for harmony, and a philosopher for temperance."

F/W 2006/2007

Balenciaga is now owned by the Gucci Group (PPR), and its womenswear and menswear is headed by Nicolas Ghesquière.

There was some conflict within the house of Balenciaga on Nicolas Ghesquiere's designs. The Gucci group said that if Balenciaga didn't become profitable within the year 2007, they would replace him. Ghesquière's F/W 2005 line showed that the house was not only profitable, but also attracted a number of celebrity customers including editor-in-chief at Vogue, Anna Wintour.

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