Balenciaga, Cristobal, 1895-1972

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Balenciaga, Cristobal, 1895-1972

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1895-1972

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Cristobal Balenciaga (1895-1972) was a Spanish Basque fashion designer. He was a leading couturier in Spain. After moving to Paris during the Spanish Civil War, Balenciaga founded the Balenciaga fashion house, becoming renowned for his innovations in silhouettes and structural design. Although the House of Balenciaga closed following his death, it was later re-opened in 1986.

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Balenciaga (Firm) (1919 (date of establishment))

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US.20180927-008

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1919-1972

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US.20180927-004

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