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Designer Diaries – Balenciaga and his Royal Clientele

Thank you to Iselen for reviewing this post and adding some great detail! Cristóbal Balenciaga was born on January 21, 1895, in Guetaria, Spain. He was born to fashion, having assisted his seamstress mother from his youngest days. By 12, he was designing for stylish women in his home town, and by 13, he completed… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Balenciaga and his Royal Clientele

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Designer Diaries – Queen Sofia and Valentino Part 2

In more recent times, Queen Sofia has turned to Spanish dressmakers for her wardrobe, for political and family reasons. On occasion, she will reach into her closet for an older Valentino, and there are scattered examples of her doing so throughout the early 2000s. Note: Photos courtesy of Foro Dinastias, old magazine articles from Hola,… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Queen Sofia and Valentino Part 2