Balenciaga, a fashion company, was founded by Cristabal Balenciaga, a Spanish designer. Balenciaga opened his first boutique in 1918 and created apparel for the Spanish royal family and aristocracy. Balenciaga is known for creating the Empire waist on women's dresses. Several wel... Read Morel-known designers have worked or currently work for Balenciaga, including Oscar de la Renta, Hubert de Givenchy, and Alexander Wang. Balenciaga is now owned by the French company Kering. Popular company products include Balenciaga bags, which sport tailored leather and studs, and women's clothing, featuring structured looks and clean lines. The Balenciaga shoe line offers heels, flats, boots, wedges, and sandals that often are crafted from suede or leather. Balenciaga is also well-known for its fragrance line, featuring three women's perfumes. Collections include L Eau Rose, a rose and fruit scent; L Essence, which features woody notes; and Balenciaga Paris, a floral, powdery scent.
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