In August 1937, Spanish-born Cristóbal Balenciaga opened his first Parisian couture house, and in 1951 he became known as “the master of haute couture” when creating a brand new dress silhouette. Cristóbal died in 1972, but his legacy and firmly established design codes still live on in the house today. Marked by uncompromising tailoring and visionary designs, the Balenciaga aesthetic has remained steadily true to its founder’s structural silhouettes and impeccable craftsmanship. Today, under the direction of Demna Gvasalia, the house remains one of the worlds most influential fashion brands, showing modern and clean silhouettes with refined, strong shapes in an innovative way. Elevate your wardrobe with the best of Balenciaga’s iconic pieces below such as “The City” bag, “Bazar” totes, “Triple S” sneakers, and archival tailoring below.