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The luxury world of fashion would not be as it is today if it was not for the master himself – Cristobal Balenciaga. With design innovations, which were quite ahead of his time, Balenciaga managed to achieve the so-called most important contribution in the world of fashion which is the new silhouette for the woman. He radically altered the fashionable perception of the woman in the mid-twentieth century with his approach towards female silhouettes. Through his methodical skill as an expert tailor, he managed to fluidly and perfectly create any garments, and above that, add that hidden vibe of grace and notion.



At the age of 74, in 1968, Balenciaga decided to close his fashion house. By that time, he had worked in Paris for more than 30 years and felt that the time was right to retire. Balenciaga believed and expected the fashion to go a different way, mainly because of the fact that Dior and Chanel have shifted their focus on ready-to-wear. Balenciaga was dedicated, devoted, and envisioned fashion as couture. However, in 1986, Jacques Bogart SA, a French holding company specializing in cosmetics, skincare, and perfumes, acquired the rights to Balenciaga. From 1987 to 1992, Michael Goma designed the ready-to-wear collections, and then the designer Josephus Thimister took over, until 1997. Next came Nicolas Ghesquiere, from 1997 to 2012, in which period (2001) Gucci acquired the Balenciaga brand. In November 2012, Alexander Wang came as part of Balenciaga, and stayed there until October 2015. In 2015, Demna Gvasalia was named as a creative director, helping the brand return to its origins, while incorporating a modern and new breath of fashion. Take a look at some of our Demna Gvasalia designed bags such as the Triangle duffle bag and our selection of Balenciaga crossbody bags



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