Ensemble, House of Balenciaga (French, founded 1937), silk, synthetic, cotton, metal, French


Design House:
House of Balenciaga (French, founded 1937)
Nicolas Ghesquière (French, born 1971)
fall/winter 2006–7
silk, synthetic, cotton, metal
Credit Line:
Gift of Balenciaga Archives, Paris, 2012
Accession Number:
2012.120.8a, b
Not on view
French-born designer Nicolas Ghesquière began his career with an internship at Agnès B. at age fourteen. Subsequently, he worked at Jean Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler, and Callaghan before accepting a position at Balenciaga at the age of twenty-two. He was appointed creative director of the house in 1997, a position he held until 2012. In 2013 he was named artistic director of women’s fashion at Louis Vuitton. Ghesquière applies his own modern aesthetic and technical ingenuity to the vocabulary of fashion, combining traditional techniques and innovative technologies in his experimentations with fabrics, patterns, and silhouettes.
Marking: (a) [label] "BALENCIAGA.PARIS"; (b) [label] "BALENCIAGA.PARIS"