The unrivalled hero designer to come out of Spain, Cristóbal Balenciaga dressed the Spanish royal family and aristocracy back in the 1920s. His Renaissance-influenced designs quickly became a success story also in France after moving his atelier to Paris in the 1930s. It was in the post-war era that Balenciaga’s true design genius became evident, with the introduction of never-before-seen creations like the spherical balloon jacket (1953) and the balloon skirt (1957), culminating in his legendary designs manipulating the waist, which contributed to an entire new silhouette for women. Browse the Open for Vintage collection now for exclusive, luxury designer pieces from Balenciaga as well as other iconic brands such as Balmain, Gucci and Bottega Veneta.
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