Cristóbal Balenciaga

1895 - 1972

Cristóbal Balenciaga

Cristóbal Balenciaga Eizaguirre (pronounced [kɾisˈtoβal βalenˈθjaɣa ejθaˈɣire]; 21 January 1895 – 23 March 1972) was a Spanish fashion designer, and the founder of the Balenciaga fashion house. He had a reputation as a couturier of uncompromising standards and was referred to as "the master of us all" by Christian Dior and as "the only couturier in the truest sense of the word" by Coco Chanel, who continued, "The others are simply fashion designers". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cristóbal Balenciaga has received more than 764,214 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 9th most popular fashion designer.

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Among fashion designers, Cristóbal Balenciaga ranks 9 out of 33Before him are Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Pierre Cardin, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, and Vivienne Westwood. After him are Hubert de Givenchy, Tommy Hilfiger, Roberto Cavalli, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Donatella Versace, and Elsa Schiaparelli.

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Among people born in 1895, Cristóbal Balenciaga ranks 40Before him are László Moholy-Nagy, Buckminster Fuller, Vladimir Propp, Ludvík Svoboda, Wilhelm Burgdorf, and Artturi Ilmari Virtanen. After him are Khorloogiin Choibalsan, Jürgen Stroop, Ragnar Frisch, Babe Ruth, William Giauque, and Oskar Dirlewanger. Among people deceased in 1972, Cristóbal Balenciaga ranks 19Before him are Franz Halder, Paul Hausser, Paul-Henri Spaak, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, Erhard Milch, and Talal of Jordan. After him are Andrei Tupolev, Maurice Chevalier, Dino Buzzati, Asta Nielsen, Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Max Theiler.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Cristóbal Balenciaga ranks 169 out of 1,895Before him are Queen Fabiola of Belgium (1928), Pomponius Mela (15), Camilo José Cela (1916), Diego de Almagro (1475), Philip, Duke of Parma (1720), and Juan Ramón Jiménez (1881). After him are Columella (4), Alfonso the Battler (1073), Ibn Hazm (994), Joanna of Austria, Princess of Portugal (1535), Abraham ibn Ezra (1089), and Adolfo Suárez (1932).


Among fashion designers born in Spain, Cristóbal Balenciaga ranks 1

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