Cristóbal Balenciaga (Cristóbal Balenciaga)

Cristóbal Balenciaga

Fashion Designer. He was born in Getaria, Guipúzcoa, País Vasco, Spain. In 1914, he opened the House of Balenciaga in San Sebastián, and he get a big success between the aristocratic clients. In the 30’s, he moved to Paris, where developed almost all his career. He is considered as designer’s designer, a master of haute couture all around the world. He influenced another designer such as Ungaro or Courrèges. Today the Balenciaga House is part of Gucci Group. He died in Valencia, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain.  (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni)


  • January, 21, 1895


  • March, 03, 1972


  • Cementerio de Getaria (Getaria)
  • Spain

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