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.
He was trained as a tailor when he was a young boy in Madrid and later opened his first boutique in Spain in 1919.
He worked as a teacher of fashion design classes and inspired other designers such as Mila Schon and Andre Courreges.
His mother worked as a seamstress and encouraged him to learn tailoring.
Alexander Wang worked as a director for his Balenciaga fashion house.