The creator of Balenciaga is called Cristóbal Balenciaga . He was born in 1859 and died in 1972 . Cristobal learned to work by hand from his mother when he was 11 years old . At the age of 12 he trained as a tailor and stylist . Balenciaga was wealthy and had over 20 years of experience before opening his first boutique . Cristobal was so skilled that he quickly started not only creating clothes , but also pieces he made himself . The first collaboration was with a Swiss factory called ‘ Abraham ‘.
He did not follow established norms , but used originality to create . When all the women wore dresses that accentuated the waist , he gave the world loose dresses . Coco Chanel described Cristobal as ” the stylist with a very real sense of the world “. He could not have imagined creating an outfit if he did not mind who would own it . Balenciaga ‘ s team had a bad reputation and were considered rude .
The models obeyed strict rules and the reputation was so bad that the fashion house got the epithet ” Monsters “. Cristobal Balenciaga in 1968 wore the stewardesses of ” Air France “. At that time they were known as the most beautifully dressed employees . Their outfits were created by Balenciaga himself after he retired . Balenciaga was a very private man . He left the job to speak for himself and throughout his career gave only one media interview .
Finally we recall that the creative director of the brand , Demna Gvasalia used his platform to honor the Ukrainians in a dramatic show that aroused a deep sense of concern for the future . For the designer , the humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Eastern Europe , where more than 1 million Ukrainians have fled the country .
Demna was born in Sukhumi , a town in Georgia that had fierce fighting during the country ‘ s civil war in the early 1990s . The stylist and his family were among tens of thousands of people who fled Sukhumi amid the conflict in the Abkhaz region , which considered independent of Russia ,