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Balenciaga Day Dresses

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 black polyester LACE UP HIGH NECK ASYMMETRIC Dress 36 XS
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Balenciaga oversized asymmetric dress in black polyester (100%). Features a high neck with a drawstring closure and long bell sleeves. Unlined. Has been worn and is in...
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2010s Balenciaga Day Dresses

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 Day Dresses

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 Day Dresses

Balenciaga Draped Jersey Dress
Located in New York, NY
Elegant Balenciaga draped jersey dress in black with gathered side seams and slightly puffed sleeves. Pull over style with side zip closure, designed as draped faux wrap dress. Plea...
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Early 2000s Balenciaga Day Dresses

BALENCIAGA BICOLOR MINI BODYCON DRESS size 40 - M
Located in Montgomery, TX
BALENCIAGA white and black dress very stretchy Size: FR 40 - US M Pre-owned. Excellent condition. PLEASE VISIT OUR STORE FOR MORE GREAT ITEMS
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2010s Balenciaga Day Dresses

Vintage 1964 Balenciaga Haute Couture Metallic Pink Beaded Silk Strapless Dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A stunning and incredibly rare Balenciaga metallic-gold brocaded pink silk evening dress from his 1964 Spring-Summer collection. Cristobal Balenciaga began his life's work in fashion...
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1960s Balenciaga Day Dresses

Balenciaga by Alexander Wang Peach Dress SS 2014
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
A stunning Balenciaga dress from the Spring Summer 2014 collection, designed by Alexander Wang. In a white, peach and purple acetate-silk blend with a textured, cloqué top and struct...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga Day Dresses

Balenciaga Brown Wool Dress NWOT
Located in Capri, IT
Balenciaga Brown Wool Dress NWOT Brown Wool dress totally made in france, still with tags, size FR36 which corresponds to a IT 40
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga Day Dresses

Balenciaga Vintage Dress
Located in Thousand Oaks, CA
Balenciaga pastel blue cargo dress. Cinched middle with tonal blue buttons. Size 38 - fits more like a 36 100% silk
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2010s Balenciaga Day Dresses

Balenciaga Emerald Green Crochet Dress, 2017
Located in Boca Raton, FL
The House of Balenciaga has had a commitment to maintaining a subtle sense of traditionalism in its aesthetic. Upon arriving at the house, creative director Denma Gvasalia revitalize...
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2010s Balenciaga Day Dresses

1990s Balenciaga Beige Silk Chiffon Column Dress
By Nicolas Ghesquière
Located in London, GB
This is an archetypal 1990s minimalist design by revered label Balenciaga from the Le Dix ready to wear range. This has all the hallmarks of the house's young and influential fashio...
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1990s Balenciaga Day Dresses

Balenciaga Multicolor Abstract Print Mini Dress (2011)
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Multicolor Abstract Print Mini Dress by Balenciaga Circa 2011 Made in France Multicolor Abstract print detail throughout dress High neckline Open back "V" detail Sleeveless Dual op...
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2010s French Balenciaga Day Dresses

Balenciaga Orange Dress in Size 40
Located in PARIS, FR
Balenciaga Orange Dress Good condition, shows light signs of use and wear Size: FR40 Packaging: Opulence vintage Additional information: Designer: Louis Vuitton Dimensions: Height...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga Day Dresses

Balenciaga Abstract Print Dress (2009)
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Abstract Print Dress by Balenciaga Circa 2009 Made in France Black with yellow/blue abstract print design Sleeveless Invisible back zip closure Pleated detail on skirt Scoop neckli...
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Early 2000s French Balenciaga Day Dresses

Balenciaga Black Wool Dress IT42
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Very chic Balenciaga dress Wool Black color Red and white stripes Short sleeve Total lenght (shoulder/hem) cm 90 (35.4 inches) Shoulder cm 44 (17.3 inches) French size 38, italian 42...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga Day Dresses

BALENCIAGA black viscose FLORAL JACQUARD MINI Dress 34 XXS
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Balenciaga deep v-neck floral jacquard mini dress in black viscose (100%). Features gathered shoulders and 7/8 sleeves. Unlined. Has been worn and is in excellent cond...
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2010s Balenciaga Day Dresses

BALENCIAGA grey cotton jersey TIE BACK Dress S
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Balenciaga tie-back dress in gray cotton jersey (100% - please note content tag is missing) with long bat sleeves and an open cascading back. Has been worn and is in e...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga Day Dresses

Balenciaga Haute Couture Moiré Cocktail Dress, Spring-Summer 1963
Located in Geneva, CH
This lovely haute couture watered (moiré) silk taffeta dinner/cocktail dress is the ideal "Little Black Dress" for any perfect modern wardrobe. Labelled and numbered 84543, the dres...
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1960s Balenciaga Day Dresses

Pre-Loved Balenciaga Women's Pinafore Embroidered With Gold Detail Navy Cotton
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is Very good. Very minor wear evident on garment. Very minor loose threads on straps. Details Side Zip Fastening Gold Button Detail Multicolour Made in Italy Composition 99...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Balenciaga Day Dresses

Pre-Loved Balenciaga Women's 3/4 Sleeve Embellished Skater Dress
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is Good. Minimal wear and pilling to dress is evident. Slightly visible stains on right shoulder and near the hemline of this used Balenciaga designer resale item. Details ...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Balenciaga Day Dresses

Pre-Loved Balenciaga Women's Floral Print Layered Midi Dress
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is Very Good. Very slight fraying on waist stitching of this Balenciaga designer resale dress. Details Autumn/Winter 2018 collection Black with blue, white, pink and purple...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Balenciaga Day Dresses

Pre-Loved Balenciaga Women's Front Pockets Mini Dress
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is Good. Some wear is evident on this dress. Small yellow stains on the bottom of dress at the front of this used Balenciaga designer resale item. Details White Cotton Mini...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Balenciaga Day Dresses

2000 BALENCIAGA le dix by NICOLAS GHESQUIERE jersey wrap dress
By Nicolas Ghesquière
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Inky blue-black jersey, wrap dress designed by Nicolas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga dating to spring of 2000. French size 36. Bust waist and hips are adjustable due to wrap closure howe...
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Early 2000s French Balenciaga Day Dresses

Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière SS-2008 Silk Ruffle Detail Flower Print Dress
By Nicolas Ghesquière
Located in Brussels, BE
The years French designer Nicolas Ghesquière spent at the historical House of Balenciaga are truly iconic ones, as he managed to infuse the brand with a sense of relevance and modern...
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Early 2000s French Balenciaga Day Dresses

Balenciaga Blue Cocoon Dress US 4
Located in London, GB
Balenciaga Blue Cocoon Dress -Blue knee length cocoon dress -Short sleeves -Side belt loops -Back zip closure -Wide neckline Please note, these items are pre-owned and may show sig...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga Day Dresses

Balenciaga vintage 1970s boho spring summer cotton maxi dress
Located in Antwerp, BE
Gorgeous vintage 1970s light cotton summer boho maxi dress by Balenciaga comes with a matching headscarf or belt - unlined. Measurements tare aken flat : Sh to Sh free - Ua to Ua 17,...
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1970s Balenciaga Day Dresses

Balenciaga Futuristic Grey Leather & Print Dress 2010
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Resurrection Vintage is excited to offer a vintage Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquiere grey asymmetrical slashed leather dress featuring white leather trim and insets, a multicolor marb...
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2010s Balenciaga Day Dresses

BALENCIAGA c.2015 Sky Blue Band Collar Drop Shoulder Shift Dress
By Alexander Wang
Located in Thiensville, WI
DESCRIPTION: BALENCIAGA c.2015 Sky Blue Band Collar Drop Shoulder Shift Dress Brand / Manufacturer: Balenciaga Style: Shift dress Color(s): Sky blue Lined: Yes Marked Fabric Cont...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga Day Dresses

Vintage Balenciaga By Nicolas Ghesquiere Boho Party Dress 2005
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Resurrection Vintage is excited to offer a vintage Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquiere peasant dress featuring multicolor silk paisley and floral print, black lace, an asymmetrical ruf...
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Early 2000s Balenciaga Day Dresses

Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquiere Black + Gold + Nude Silk Chiffon Lace Dress
Located in San Diego, CA
Gorgeous early 2000s BALENCIAGA by NICOLAS GHESQUIERE black, gold and nude silk chiffon lace cocktail dress! Features a nude silk chiffon underlay with black and gold French lace ove...
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Early 2000s Balenciaga Day Dresses

Balenciaga Grey Wool Cubist Dress 2002
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Resurrection Vintage is excited to offer a vintage Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquiere grey wool "cubist" dress featuring black leather trim, blue denim insets, asymmetrical sleeves, sc...
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Early 2000s Balenciaga Day Dresses

Balenciaga Nicolas Ghesquière Runway 2010 Silk Ikat Print Dress 36
Located in New York, NY
Balenciaga Ikat print velvet dress. Look 19 2010 Pre-fall collection. Size 36. Excellent like new condition.Looks unworn. Made in France. FINAL SALE.
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga Day Dresses

Balenciaga Gray Polka Dot Silk Dress with Deep-V Neckline
Located in Sparks, NV
Simple and chic gray polka dot silk dress by Balenciaga. Deep-V neckline and empire waist that ties in back. Details: Unlined Marked Size: 36 Estimated Size: Small Color: G...
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2010s Balenciaga Day Dresses

Vintage Balenciaga By Nicolas Ghesquiere Iconic Scuba Dress 2003
Located in Los Angeles, CA
We are excited to offer a vintage Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga iconic scuba dress featuring a printed montage of underwater and jungle motifs, elbow-length sleeves, plastisol st...
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Early 2000s Balenciaga Day Dresses

Balenciaga/Ghesquiere 2001 Rare Vogue Magazine Pick Chemise 1920's Style Dress
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Balenciaga by Nicholas Ghesquiere 2001 Spring/Summer runway collection. This dress was photographed on the catwalk in white. The one being offered here is in the black and white comb...
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Early 2000s Balenciaga Day Dresses

Balenciaga Wool dress size 42
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Wool Black color Red and white stripes Short sleeve Total lenght (shoulder/hem) cm 90 (35.4 inches) Shoulder cm 44 (17.3 inches) French size 38 italian 42
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2010s Balenciaga Day Dresses

Balenciaga Dress with a Serpentine Inset
By Nicolas Gesquiere
Located in Port Hope, ON
Body hugging fine rayon/alpaca/wool dress , with gathering on the sleeves and at the waist, a crew neck, ribbed finishes and of course the serpentine detail which winds itself from f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga Day Dresses

Nicolas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga bias cut runway wool dress, 1998
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Bias-cut, brown wool dress with flutter sleeves designed by Nicolas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga fall 1998. This is the actual dress worn on the runway. It was given as a gift to the ru...
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1990s French Balenciaga Day Dresses

Balenciaga Ruffled Printed Black Silk Crepe De Chine Midi Dress Resort 2019
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Hailed as “the master of us all” by Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga was known for his masterful skill with fabric and graceful garments which radically influenced the silhouette...
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2010s Balenciaga Day Dresses

new BALENCIAGA gold vintage chain black white checker shirt dress robe FR38
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new BALENCIAGA gold vintage chain black white checker shirt dress robe FR38 Reference: TGAS/B01338 Brand: Balenciaga Designer: Demna Gvasalia Material: Polyester Color: Gold Pattern:...
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2010s Balenciaga Day Dresses

BALENCIAGA black DUCHESSE SATIN GATHERED FRONT MINI Dress 38 S
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Balenciaga duchesse satin gathered-front dress in black polyester (100%). Featuring raglan cap sleeves (sleeve measurements taken from the neck). Opens with a conceale...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga Day Dresses

BALENCIAGA mint green cotton & LEATHER Shift Dress 40 M
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Balenciaga sleeveless dress in mint cotton (80%) and lamb leather (20%). Opens with a concealed zipper and a hook on the back. Unlined. Has been worn once and is in vi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga Day Dresses

BALENCIAGA black LEATHER EFFECT Sleeveless Dress 36 XS
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Balenciaga sleeveless leather effect dress in black cotton (48%), acetate (39%) and polyamide (13%) with a wide decolleté cut and a perforated-band detail at the botto...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga Day Dresses

Vintage Balenciaga Navy Knit Mini Dress, Size 40
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Product details: The dress is designed by Balenciaga, it is made out of wool and it features navy knit finish, crew neck line, short sleeves and mini length.
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Late 20th Century Balenciaga Day Dresses

Balenciaga Silk Pink Pintuck Detail A-Line Shift Dress L
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
On days when you don't feel dressy and want to put on something stylish yet casual, this Balenciaga dress will be an ideal choice. Made from a silk blend in a pink hue, the shift dre...
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2010s Balenciaga Day Dresses

Balenciaga Paris Black and Navy Short Sleeves Dress, Size 40
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Product details: The dress is designed by Balenciaga, it features short sleeves, crew neck line, asymmetrical lines, mesh and ribbed textured materials. Made in Italy.
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Late 20th Century Balenciaga Day Dresses

Balenciaga Black Knit Perforated Detail Sleeveless Dress L
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Get admired for your amazing style when you sport this ensemble from the house of Balenciaga. For a luxurious touch, accessorize this black knit dress with gold-tone jewelry. Flaunt ...
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2010s Balenciaga Day Dresses

Balenciaga Silk Size 42 Blue/White Sleeveless Colorblock Shift Dress
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Colorblock, Knee Length, Back Zipper, Sleeveless Shift
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga Day Dresses

Balenciaga Blue and White Silk Dot Print Asymmetrical Dress
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Balenciaga blue and white silk dot and small square print asymmetrical dress. Smock style dress is gathered at the round neckline and closes with a tie at the front. Yoke shoulder ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga Day Dresses

Balenciaga Tan and Pale Blue Sleeveless Dress - 42
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Balenciaga Tan and Pale Blue Color Block Loose Sleeveless Dress. There is a lining underneath the dress, and the arm hole falls longer than sitting right underneath the underarm. ...
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Early 2000s Balenciaga Day Dresses

Iconic Balenciaga Runway Wool Dress, Fall-Winter 2008-2009
By Nicolas Ghesquière
Located in Geneva, CH
From one of the best Balenciaga collections to date, this runway black wool dress is a highly collectible example of Nicolas Ghesquière’s aesthetic. Cut for a close fit, the dress i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga Day Dresses

Balenciaga day dresses for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers an extraordinary range of authentic Balenciaga day dresses. If you’re browsing our collection of unique vintage and designer fashion to elevate your daily look or to introduce new colors to the dazzling formal wear in your wardrobe, this designer’s body of work includes elements of blue, purple, green and other tones. Customers who are interested in this designer might also find the work of Emanuel Ungaro, Etro and Chloe appealing. On 1stDibs find designer Balenciaga day dresses, vintage and haute couture from top boutiques around the world. The price for these items starts at US$169 and tops out at US$5,800, while the average work can sell for US$700.

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