Cristóbal Balenciaga is a Spanish fashion designer. In 1917, the designer founded his first fashion house in San Sebastián, Spain. In 1937, he opened his fashion house in Paris at 10 avenue George V. He organized his first fashion show which was immediately welcomed with success by the press and buyers. Balenciaga quickly became a reference brand. His fame led him to become the designer for the Spanish royal family. Balenciaga is admired by his colleagues, nicknamed the "couturier of couturiers" by his peers, Coco Chanel said "he is the only one among us who is a true couturier", Christian Dior, for his part, called him "our master to all". Cristóbal Balenciaga made his creations with his own hands.
The new collection
For its Fall-Winter 2022-2023 show, La Maison Balenciaga presented its ready-to-wear collection, entitled 360°. Spectators behind a glass window could watch the models parade while braving a snowstorm.
The guests received a t-shirt with the colors of Ukraine and a letter from the artistic director Demna Gvasalia. Through this show, Demna expresses his double position: on the one hand on the geopolitical situation and on the other hand on the worsening weather conditions.