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Balenciaga, Cristobal (1895 - 1972), fashion designer

Molly Sorkin

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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Spanish fashion designer, active in Paris. Based in Paris from 1937 to 1968, Balenciaga was a modernist couturier whose designs ranged from the austere to the romantic. His uncompromising vision was defined by his quest for perfection in cut, proportion and construction. Influenced in part by the historical art and culture of his native Spain, Balenciaga’s style was often ahead of its time even as it slowly evolved over more than 40 years. Balenciaga

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