Balenciaga is a French fashion house founded by Cristóbal Balenciaga, a Spanish designer, born in the Basque Country, Spain. Balenciaga opened his Paris couture house on Avenue George V in August 1937, and his first runway show featured designs heavily influenced by the Spanish Renaissance. Balenciaga’s success in Paris was nearly immediate. Within two years, the French press lauded him as a revolutionary, and his designs were highly sought-after. Carmel Snow, the editor of Harper’s Bazaar was an early champion of his designs.
Alexander Wang was appointed the new Creative Director of the Balenciaga fashion house in December 2012. Alexander Wang has responsibility for designing the brand’s women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and accessories collections, as well as for Balenciaga’s image.
“I am deeply honored to embark on this new role for a brand and house that I have such great admiration and respect for”, said Alexander Wang. Isabelle Guichot, President & CEO of Balenciaga, stated: “The Balenciaga fashion house and its staff are proud to welcome Alexander Wang, whose proven talent, modernity and individual and cosmopolitan vision of design will naturally embrace and enrich the unique heritage of this fashion house which will soon be one hundred years old.”
Balenciaga – Copenhagen
Illum, Ground floor
DK-1001 Copenhagen K
Store Manager: Christina Vibe
T:+45 7137 7893
Monday to Saturday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.