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date: 19 October 2019

Balenciaga, Cristóbal (1895–1972) 

Who's Who in the Twentieth Century
 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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