Cristobal Balenciaga

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Birthday
21, 1895
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Mar 23, 1972 (77)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
21, 1895
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Mar 23, 1972 (77)

About

Spanish Basque fashion designer who founded the Balenciaga fashion house and made the wedding dress for Fabiola de Mora y Aragon when she married king Baudouin I of Belgium in 1960.

Before Fame

He was trained as a tailor when he was a young boy in Madrid and later opened his first boutique in Spain in 1919.

Trivia

He worked as a teacher of fashion design classes and inspired other designers such as Mila Schon and Andre Courreges.

Family Life

His mother worked as a seamstress and encouraged him to learn tailoring.

Associated With

Alexander Wang worked as a director for his Balenciaga fashion house.