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  1. Cristóbal Balenciaga Eizaguirre ( Spanish: [kɾisˈtoβal βalenˈθjaɣa ejθaˈɣire]; 21 January 1895 – 23 March 1972) was a Spanish fashion designer, and the founder of the Balenciaga fashion house. He had a reputation as a couturier of uncompromising standards and was referred to as "the master of us all" by Christian Dior and as "the ...

    • Getaria Cemetery
    • 23 March 1972 (aged 77), Xàbia, Spain
    • Cristóbal Balenciaga Eizaguirre, 21 January 1895, Getaria, Spain
    • Basque: Cristobal Balentziaga Eizagirre
  2. Cristóbal Balenciaga, (born Jan. 21, 1895, Guetaria, Spain—died March 23, 1972, Valencia), Spanish dress designer who created elegant ball gowns and other classic designs. Balenciaga began seriously studying dressmaking at the age of 10, when the death of his father, a sea captain, made it necessary for his mother to support the family by sewing. His first trip to Paris at 15 inspired him ...

  3. Cristóbal Balenciaga was born on 21 January 1895, in the town of Getaria, in Spain’s Gipuzkoa province. His mother, Maria Martina Eizaguirre Embil, was a seamstress and father, José Balenciaga Basurto. was a fisherman, who passed away when Balenciaga was quite young. He had two elder siblings, sister Maria Agustina and brother Juan Martin.

  4. A true fashion innovator, Cristobal Balenciaga radically altered the fashionable silhouette of women in the mid-twentieth century. With the methodical skill of an expert tailor, he created garments of fluidity and grace. Unlike many couturiers, Balenciaga was able to drape, cut, and fit his own muslin patterns, known as toiles.

  5. Cristóbal Balenciaga Eizaguirre (Guetaria, Guipúzcoa; 21 de enero de 1895-Jávea, Alicante; [1] 23 de marzo de 1972), conocido simplemente como Balenciaga, fue un prestigioso diseñador de moda español, considerado uno de los creadores más importantes de la alta costura, que desempeñó su trabajo principalmente en la ciudad de París durante más de tres décadas.

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