The fashion house of Balenciaga was created by Spanish Basque designer Cristobal Balenciaga Eizaguirre and is one of the few designers who could design, cut and sew his own designs . Balenciaga grew prominence in Spain just after World War I, but the Spanish Civil War prompted a move to Paris and that’s where he really became established as a designer. Today Balenciaga offers fragrances today in conjunction with Coty and now has Twilight Saga and Snow White and Huntsman’s actress Kristen Stewart as the new face of Balenciaga perfume.
Kristen Stewart is quoted as saying: “Balenciaga has always stood out to me. Even when I first began to consider fashion and admittedly rarely knew the brand I was wearing, I always recognized and loved Balenciaga," Kristen said. "It feels full circle to be involved with something that spoke to me then and of course continues to excite me now. The brand is just cool. That’s the way it is. I feel drawn to it. It provokes on a number of levels. It isn’t afraid or contrived. It hits a very cool balance, always. Always pretty undeniable.”