Founded by Spanish-born Cristóbal Balenciaga in 1917 and established in Paris in 1937, the original house of Balenciaga defined modern couture with its many
innovations to form and technique. Since his appointment as artistic director in 2015,
Demna continues to uphold the vision of Balenciaga through boundary-pushing
collections, which have expanded to include women’s and men’s ready-to-wear,
accessories, and objets d’art.

Artistic director: Demna

years of creation: 1917