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date: 19 October 2019

Balenciaga, Cristóbal (1895–1972) 

Source:
Who's Who in the Twentieth Century
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 Market House Books Market House Books

Spanish couturier who became one of the leading international designers of haute couture in the 1940s and 1950s.Balenciaga was born in a Basque village on the Bay of Biscay, where his father was a fisherman. A boyhood interest in sewing, encouraged by his mother, was turned to a source of income following his father's death. His first patron was a local aristocrat, the ... ...

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