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Balenciaga

Though he was born in the quiet fishing village of Getaria in Spain’s Basque region, Cristóbal Balenciaga (1895–1972) was destined to reshape modern fashion. As a child, he worked alongside his seamstress mother. Showing immense talent, he earned commissions as a teenager from local patron Marquesa de Casa Torres, who paid for his tailoring education in Madrid. In 1917, he established his first haute couture house — named Eisa, for his mother — in the trendy resort town San Sebastián. He soon followed it with boutiques in Madrid and Barcelona, drawing such clientele as the Spanish royal family.

When the Spanish Civil War put a hold on his prospects in Spain, the designer moved to Paris, opening a house on Avenue Georges V in 1937. There, Balenciaga rubbed elbows with fashion greats like Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli and quickly won over clients like Gloria Guinness, Pauline de Rothschild and Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor. As a couturier, Balenciaga drew from his Spanish heritage for ideas, riffing on everything from matador costumes and flamenco dresses to the paintings of Diego Velázquez, whose portraits of Spanish princesses famously inspired Balenciaga’s Infanta gown.

An expert tailor, he experimented with sculptural silhouettes that didn’t follow the body. Some of his notable designs include the 1953 balloon jacket, and from 1957, the cocoon coat, the baby-doll dress and the sack dress, which he popularized with his good friend designer Hubert de Givenchy. All of these could be considered not just the masterpieces of haute couture, but also objets d’art in their own right, leading to Balenciaga’s nickname, “The Master.”

Balenciaga continued designing until 1968, when he retired after three decades of influential work and his fashion house went dormant. The rights to Balenciaga were acquired by Jacques Bogart S.A. in 1986. Under designer Michel Goma, who focused on ready-to-wear, the brand experienced a resurgence, with his first collection introduced in 1987. The brand returned to high fashion with the arrival of designer Josephus Thimister in 1992. It has since been led by a series of creative directors who have paid homage to Balenciaga’s iconic designs, including Nicolas Ghesquière, Alexander Wang and, most recently, Demna Gvasalia. In 2011, a museum celebrating Balenciaga’s legacy opened in his hometown in Spain, commemorating where it all began.

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Designer: Balenciaga
Balenciaga Wool Houndstooth Structured Crop Jacket - Us size 6
Located in London, GB
Balenciaga Paris FW 2008 Wool Houndstooth Structured Jacket - Balenciaga by Nicholas Ghesquiere - Cropped houndstooth jacket - Concealed snap button closure at the front - Structure...
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2010s Balenciaga

Black stretch leather logo gloves 7
Located in London, GB
Balenciaga black stretch leather logo gloves - Supple black leather gloves - Bold logo print in white to the right side of right-hand glove - Lined Materials Leather P...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

Balenciaga Grey Logo Printed Ribbed-Knit Dress - S
Located in London, GB
Balenciaga Grey Logo Printed Ribbed-Knit Dress - Warm grey with allover diagonal logo print - Mock neck, sleeveless - Wrapover, with self-tie waistband - Ankle length Materi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

Balenciaga Leather Biker Jacket Fr 40 UK 12
Located in London, GB
This classic biker jacket by Balenciaga is crafted from butter-soft khaki leather and fully lined in satin, this figure-defining piece is cut for a slim fit that sits at the perfect ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

Balenciaga Heart Love Red Logo Silk Scarf (614874)
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This scarf is made from lightly crinkled silk in red with a vibrant white polka dot jacquard print and the Balenciaga logo in bold black letters. Knot it through your ponytail, the s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquiere XL black suede alphabet tote
By Nicolas Ghesquière
Located in Antwerp, BE
Balenciaga XL Black Suede Alphabet Tote in good condition. Black suede leather exterior trimmed with leather, vinyl, and canvas. Double green leather handles. Silver foil leather-...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga BB0003S Angular Silver Lens Sunglasses
Located in London, GB
Balenciaga BB0003S Angular Frame Silver Lens Sunglasses - Angular frameless silver single lens with logo branding at the bridge - Contrasting white arms with logo at the top ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

NICOLAS GHESQUIÈRE for BALENCIAGA SS03 Leather Heeled Buckle & Strap Sandals
By Nicolas Ghesquière
Located in Brussels, BE
BALENCIAGA BY NICOLAS GHESQUIÈRE & PIERRE HARDY Leather High-heeled Buckle and Strap Sandals (black) Structure and fluidity is the constant balance infused in Nicolas Ghesquière’s ...
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Early 2000s Balenciaga

Balenciaga multicoloured Viscose Dress NWOT
Located in Capri, IT
Balenciaga multicoloured Viscose Dress NWOT Totally made in france in FR 42 size Never used
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

Balenciaga Navy Logo Wheel Belt Bag Fanny Pack
Located in Montreal, Quebec
The fanny pack features a navy polyester exterior, a red woven fabric adjustable belt, an embroidered logo on the front pocket and two compartments with zip closure. COLOR: Navy blu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

Balenciaga Power of Dreams Classic Logo White Boxers (Small) 3 set
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Set of 3 COLOR: White MATERIAL: 100% Cotton ITEM CODE: 608342 463B9 SIZE: Small 9 COMES WITH: Box CONDITION: Brand new. Made in Italy
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

Balenciaga Navy Cabas Canvas and Leather XS
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Wear on base corners, small scuffs and indentations on base, minor wear on exterior and in interior. Slight peeling on handle wax edges, scratches on hardware. Acces...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

new BALENCIAGA 2018 Fake Layering blue grey denim oversized down puffer XS
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new BALENCIAGA 2018 Fake Layering blue grey denim oversized down puffer XS Reference: TGAS/B01543 Brand: Balenciaga Designer: Demna Gvasalia Collection: 2018 Material: Nylon Color: ...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga X Rated Hat Black
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New, Never Worn. This item comes with all the accessories.
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

new BALENCIAGA 2018 black white yoga photographic print oversized shirt EU39 M
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new BALENCIAGA 2018 black white yoga photographic print oversized shirt EU39 M Reference: TGAS/B01555 Brand: Balenciaga Designer: Demna Gvasalia Material: Viscose Color: Black Patte...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Charcoal Grey Knit One Shoulder Top S
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Balenciaga has an edgy and free-flowing spirit that is translated effortlessly in this top. Made from a blend of quality materials, it features a charcoal grey shade, one shoulder de...
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2010s Balenciaga

BALENCIAGA 2013 black white scribble print V-neck angular cut back crop top FR34
Located in Hong Kong, NT
BALENCIAGA 2013 black white scribble print V-neck angular cut back crop top FR34 BALENCIAGA FROM THE 2013 COLLECTION Nylon, elastane. Black. Round neck. Structured sleeves. Short sl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

BALENCIAGA black silk TEXTURED RUFFLED HEM MINI Dress 36 XS
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Balenciaga long sleeve honeycomb effect mini dress in black silk (100%). Comes with buttoned cuffs and a high neck. Embellished with puffy shoulders and four rows of r...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

new BALENCIAGA Knife Drape Knit red fine jersey wrapped kitten heel mule EU37
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new BALENCIAGA Knife Drape Knit red fine jersey wrapped kitten heel mule EU37 Brand: Balenciaga Designer: Demna Gvasalia Model Name / Style: Knife Drape Mule Material: Fabric Color: ...
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2010s Balenciaga

BALENCIAGA black leather LOGO Flat Thong Sandals Shoes 37
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Balenciaga allover logo round thong sandals in black and white printed calfskin. They feature a rubber sole. Have been worn and are in excellent condition. Measureme...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

Balenciaga Black Cotton Speed Hunters Long Sleeve T-Shirt M
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Balenciaga T-shirt is the ideal choice for making a lasting impression. Get endless compliments for your smart fashion choices when you wear this black creation that comes made ...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Wool Blend Jacquard Sweater Medium
Located in London, GB
This sweater by Balenciaga is made from jacquard-knit with its unmistakable repeating moniker, it's spun from soft wool-blend in an oversized fit, so it layers easily over tees and s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

new 2002 Nicolas Ghesquiere for BALENCIAGA wool & leather runway jacket
By Nicolas Ghesquière
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Very rare grey wool jacket with black leather sleeves designed by Nicolas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga exactly as seen on the runway for Fall 2002. French size 40, although this best fi...
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Early 2000s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Blue and White Square Sunglasses - 1980's
Located in Palm Beach, FL
These vintage Balenciaga sunglasses have a blue and white square frame. These are in excellent condition. Circa 1980's. Measurements Leg Length: 4.75" Length (lens to lens...
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1980s Balenciaga

Vintage Balenciaga BB203 Sleek Black Cat Eye 1980's Sunglasses Made in France
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Vintage Balenciaga sleek black with gold accents frame holding a spotless pair of grey gradient lenses. This pair could show minor sign of wear due to storage. Designed and produce...
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1970s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Arena Wheeled Suitcase Rolling Carry-on Luggage Trolley Leather Bag
Located in Miami, FL
Balenciaga 2013 Rare Limited Edition Periwinkle Blue Jacynthe Wheeled Carry-On Balenciaga Wheeled Carry-On, features soft lambskin and distinctive aged brass hardware. Black perfora...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Black Jersey Knife Pumps - Size US 36.5
Located in London, GB
Balenciaga Black Knife Pumps -Iconic Balenciaga knife design -Super trendy style -Neutral easy to style black hue -Lycra like textile surface -Soft leather lining -Stiletto hee...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

new BALENCIAGA 2018 I Love Techno embroidered blue check oversized shirt EU40
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new BALENCIAGA 2018 I Love Techno embroidered blue check oversized shirt EU40 Reference: TGAS/B01521 Brand: Balenciaga Designer: Demna Gvasalia Collection: 2018 Runway Material: Cott...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Knife Printed Spanex Sock Boots
Located in London, GB
If any fashion influencer made a list of this season's coolest ankle boots, Balenciaga's 'Knife' pair would likely top it. Part of a collection designed just for us, this version is ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

new BALENCIAGA 2017 green tshirt blue striped shirt 2 way draped top FR34 XS
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new BALENCIAGA 2017 green tshirt blue striped shirt 2 way draped top FR34 XS Reference: MELK/A00121 Brand: Balenciaga Designer: Demna Collection: 2017 Material: Cotton Color: Green ...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga 2007 Blue White & Green Striped Heavy Knit Hooded Sweater
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Resurrection Vintage is excited to offer a vintage blue, white, and green striped Balenciaga heavy knit sweater featuring ornate buttons down the front, an attached hood with chunky ...
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Early 2000s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Rainbow Embroidered Logo Tee Black
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New, Never Worn. This item comes with all the accessories. Size: XS
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

Balenciaga B Logo Plaque Bag Black
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This belt bag is made with black leather and features top zip fastening, a front zip pocket, metal logo plaque at the front and silver-tone hardware. COLOR: Black ITEM CODE: 530028 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

Balenciaga Black Narrow Rectangular Frame Sunglasses (670489)
Located in Montreal, Quebec
ITEM CODE: BB0008S R2VB01780 ART. #: 670489 T0016 COLOR: Black SIZE STAMP: 60 ☐ 15 - 135 FRAME MATERIAL: Acetate (plastic) FRAME SHAPE: Rectangle/Narrow MEASURES~ Arms: 135mm Lens w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

Balenciaga Grey & Red Faux Leather Track Trainers - Us size 9
Located in London, GB
Balenciaga Grey & Red Leather Track Trainers Low-top layered mesh, faux-leather, and rubber sneakers in black. Contrasting red embroidered number and embossed logo at round toe. Lac...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Blackout City Debossed Graffiti Black Leather Shoulder Bag
Located in London, GB
Balenciaga Blackout City Debossed Graffiti Black Leather Shoulder Bag - Vampish update on the signature 00's city bag, with laser cut-outs replacing the signature hardware - Matte b...
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2010s Balenciaga

Grey Marl Cotton Jersey Logo Hoodie
Located in London, GB
Balenciaga Grey Marl Cotton Jersey Logo Hoodie - Political style logo on the chest and across the back - Hooded - Ribbed hemline and cuffs - Kangaroo pouch pocket Materials 90...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

Balenciaga Houndstooth Check Pink Logo Silk Scarf (692032)
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This scarf is made from lightly crinkled silk with a vibrant pink houndstooth jacquard print and the Balenciaga logo in bold black letters. Knot it through your ponytail, the strap o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

BALENCIAGA white leather ALL-OVER LOGO TRIPLE S Sneakers Shoes 39
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Balenciaga All-Over Logo Triple S Sneaker in white faux leather, double foam and mesh. Allover logo printed. Embroidered size at the edge of the toe and embroidered lo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière black and red leather mini dress, ss 2010
By Nicholas Ghesquiere
Located in London, GB
▪ Balenciaga mixed media mini dress ▪ Designed by Nicolas Ghesquière ▪ Black and cream lambskin leather ▪ Red chiffon inserts ▪ Pleated mini skirt ▪ Built-in bustier ▪ Harness-st...
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Early 2000s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Tricolor Gray Leather Cherche Midi Clutch Bag Handbag
Located in Rome, Rome
Balenciaga Cherche Midi Clutch Bag. Crafted in Gray leather. Silver metal hardware. Pink stingray accent on the front. Gray fabric lining. 1 side zip pocket inside. Front flap with t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

Balenciaga Slash Triple-Strap Leather Pumps EU 36.5
Located in London, GB
Balenciaga Nude Leather Pumps - Nude leather pumps - Pointy toe - Multiple buckle straps around ankle - Stiletto heel with the angle position - Black leather sole and insole Plea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière black and white woven leather sandals, ss 2008
Located in London, GB
▪ Important Balenciaga black and white woven leather gladiator sandals ▪ Designed by Nicolas Ghesquière ▪ Gold metal hardware ▪ Multiple buckled strap fastenings ▪ Pointed open toe...
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Early 2000s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Black Leather Studded Slingback Wedge Sandals Size 37
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chic and casual, these sandals are a great choice for a summer day! They are covered with black leather and accented with silver-tone studs, buckle closure on slingbacks, and leather...
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2010s Balenciaga

Vintage Balenciaga BS8 Grey Lenses 1980's Sunglasses Made in France
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Vintage Balenciaga sleek black with white rope accents frame holding a spotless pair of grey lenses. This pair could show minor sign of wear due to storage. Designed and produced i...
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1970s Balenciaga

new BALENCIAGA 2022 Cagole white leather silver studded mule heel EU39 US9
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new BALENCIAGA 2022 Cagole white leather silver studded mule heel EU39 US9 Reference: TGAS/B02226 Brand: Balenciaga Designer: Demna Model: Cagole Collection: 2022 Material: Leather ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

new BALENCIAGA CROCS 2018 Rose Bon Bon pink gibbet platform sandals EU36
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new BALENCIAGA CROCS 2018 Rose Bon Bon pink gibbet platform sandals EU36 Reference: TGAS/B01562 Brand: Balenciaga Designer: Demna Gvasalia Model: Platform Crocs Collection: Spring Su...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Black Draped Sleeveless Top - Size US 4
Located in London, GB
Balenciaga Black Drape-detailed Sleeveless Top - Black, drape-detailed - Asymmetric sleeveless shoulders - Concealed back zip fastening - Scoop neckline - Dipped hem - 38% polyester...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

Balenciaga Uplift Star Print Jersey Dress
Located in Thousand Oaks, CA
Current Balenciaga Uplift Star Print Jersey Dress Mint Condition. Cross straps wrap in front Size 38
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Apple Green Leather Giant 21 Envelope Clutch
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Balenciaga Giant 21 clutch is perfect to carry for days when you need just your essentials. Punctuated with the label's signature studs, this envelope-style clutch features a zi...
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2010s Balenciaga

BALENCIAGA off-white leather PADLOCK NUDE WORK XS MARBLE Tote Bag
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Balenciaga tote bag in off-white leather comes with top handles, detachable and adjustable shoulder strap. Features buckle details at the sides. Has a zipped and a slo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

Balenciaga teal cotton mini dress with aquatic and jungle themed print, ss 2003
Located in London, GB
Balenciaga; Teal cotton 'scuba' mini dress with aquatic and jungle themed print Spring-Summer 2003
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Early 2000s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Baby Pink Boucle Tweed Top & Skirt
Located in London, GB
Balenciaga Baby Pink Boucle Tweed Top & Skirt - Resort 2016 - Boucle weave in tones of baby pink, white, silver and black -Short sleeves top with a round neckline -Fringed r...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

BALENCIAGA Knits 2011 100% wool red round neck cap sleeve trapeze dress Fr36 S
Located in Hong Kong, NT
BALENCIAGA Knits 2011 100% wool red round neck cap sleeve trapeze dress Fr36 S Reference: AEMA/A00025 Brand: Balenciaga Material: Wool Color: Red Pattern: Solid Extra Detail: Round ...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga By Nicolas Ghesquiere Blue Patchwork Sweatshirt 2002
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Resurrection Vintage is excited to offer a vintage Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière cotton patchwork sweatshirt featuring short sleeves, an asymmetrical neckline, medium-length sleev...
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Early 2000s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Black Polka Dot Silk Mini Dress, 1990s
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Presented by newly appointed head designer Nicolas Ghesquière, the Fall/Winter 1997 runway captured the Balenciaga essence with a balance of edge and elegance incorporating tailored ...
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1990s Balenciaga

runway BALENCIAGA 2018 Hourglass yellow pink check wool peplum coat FR36 XS
Located in Hong Kong, NT
runway BALENCIAGA 2018 Hourglass yellow pink check wool peplum coat FR36 XS Reference: TGAS/B01364 Brand: Balenciaga Designer: Demna Gvasalia Collection: Fall Winter 2018 Runway As s...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Haute Couture Red Wool Boucle 3 Piece "Boxy Suit" Vintage 1950s
Located in Carmel by the Sea, CA
Balenciaga Haute Couture vintage Skirt suit from the 1950s, features three individual pieces composed of red wool boucle boxy jacket with three large color matching buttons at the fr...
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1950s Balenciaga

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