Balenciaga Celebrates the House’s 50th Couture Collection

The House of Balenciaga hits a milestone with their Couture presentation—a first since 1967, when brand founder Cristóbal Balenciaga infamously left the fashion industry. This is the House’s 50th Couture collection with debut artistic direction by Demna Gvasalia.

The collection is a mix of men’s and women’s made-to-measure pieces meticulously crafted using today’s most sophisticated techniques. Paying tribute to Balenciaga’s revered Couture history, garments architecturally transform the body and defer to the art of savoir-faire while taking an interest in modern dressing.

Beautifully crafted evening wear includes a host of tuxedo, suit and coat options. Interjected into the collection are bold pops of cobalt blue and mango, houndstooth and various knit selects and even high-end denim.

Models donned exaggerated, moody head pieces, hats, and eyewear by Philip Treacy. The 63-look collection offers both staple basics and decadent specialty pieces.

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