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In 1937, Cristóbal Balenciaga opened his fashion house in Paris. With Hollywood stars such as Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich as his clients, Balenciaga quickly became established as a fashion innovator known for his sculptural silhouettes and modern lines. In 2015 Demna Gvasalia became Balenciaga’s creative director, who breathed new life into the label’s legacy by infusing his cool street-style edge into his designs, which consist of ready-to-wear clothing
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With Balenciaga’s shoes frequently seen on celebrities and style icons such as Kendall Jenner to Rita Ora, the label proves to be one of the style leaders in luxury fashion. Gvasalia, who has also worked at Louis Vuitton and Maison Margiela, brings a fresh, contemporary flair to Balenciaga’s sock sneakers and speed trainers, putting the brand on equal footing with other leading footwear labels. It was also Gvasalia who introduced ‘dad sneakers’ to the brand, with celebrities like Bella Hadid since being spotted wearing this chunky style of footwear. Also offering the famous Triple S sneakers, Balenciaga provides plenty of casual, retro style sneakers for comfortably walking around the city or taking to the gym.
French fashion house Balenciaga, founded in 1919 by Cristóbal Balenciaga, has long stood at the forefront of fashion with its continual redefining of modern day trends and reshaping of couture. With each new Artistic Director comes a contemporary take on silhouette, material, and character, but the overall Balenciaga vision remains joltingly edgy and elegant. With the latest lineup of Artistic Directors: Nicolas Ghesquiere (1997-2012), Alexander Wang (2012-15), and now Vetements designer Demna Gvasalia, the House carries forward with its avant-garde aesthetics—such as Gvasalia’s off-the-shoulder down jackets paired with stiletto heels and stirrup ski pants. Balenciaga is one label that is able to push these boundary lines and have us consistently reevaluating what we find appealing.