In order to help his mother who worked as a seamstress, Cristóbal Balenciaga learned how to sew and cut patterns when he was just 11 years old. In 1919, when he opened his first boutique in San Sebastian, Spain, Balenciaga already had 20 years of experience. Over time, he became known for challenging what was considered in fashion. In the ‘50s, he designed the first sack (or, as we call it today, baby doll) dress. Adding volume around the waist and creating a curve-free effect, it directly rivaled Dior’s ‘New Look.’ Revered by many of his fellow designers, Coco Chanel referred to him as “the master of us all.”
Since Balenciaga passed away in 1972, other prominent designers have served at the helm of the fashion house. Most notably, Nicolas Ghesquière and Demna Gvasalia. Honoring Balenciaga’s heritage while also introducing their own styles, their designs have helped to revive the house.
Want to own a Balenciaga ready-to-wear piece created by one of these influential designers? Shop our collection of vintage Balenciaga Sweaters. We offer a wide variety, ranging from classic solids to funky graphic prints. Crafted of wool and cashmere blends, they will keep you warm through winter.
Hoping to score a newer release like the Balenciaga Logo Sweater? Just be sure to act fast, as they sell out quickly.
Choose your favorite Balenciaga Sweater and pair it with a cocoon coat to emulate the founder’s trademark silhouette.