Cristóbal BALENCIAGA

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Fashion Designer

SpanishBorn Cristóbal BALENCIAGA EIZAGUIRRE

Spanish Basque fashion designer and the founder of the Balenciaga fashion house

Born on January 21, 1895 in Guetaria, España

Died on March 23, 1972 in Jávea, España

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Balenciaga was born in Getaria, a fishing town in the Basque province of Gipuzkoa, on January 21, 1895. His mother was a seamstress, and as a child Balenciaga often spent time with her as she worked. At the age of twelve, he began work as the apprentice of a tailor. When Balenciaga was a teenager, the Marchioness de Casa Torres, the foremost noblewoman in his town, became his customer and patron.



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