Balenciaga World of Mystery

Balenciaga’s World of Mystery - Books of Style - "In her penetrating and entertaining new biography, “The Master of Us All: Balenciaga, His Workrooms, His World,” Ms. Blume acknowledges that, even in his heyday, Balenciaga was something of a cipher. Born in a Basque village in 1895 to a fisherman father (who soon died) and a seamstress mother, he was sewing clothes for the Spanish nobility in his teens, established half a dozen Spanish fashion houses in his 20s and 30s, and in 1936, opened La Maison Balenciaga in Paris on the Avenue George V. Intensely private, he shunned press and publicity, which meant that the inner workings of his private and professional life remained largely unknown, apart from such facts (which the author drolly cites) as that he loved skiing and had bad sinuses."

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