Balenciaga is a luxury fashion house that was founded in 1919 by Cristóbal Balenciaga, a leading fashion designer, born in the Basque Country in Spain. He held a reputation for being of a designer with ‘uncompromising standards’ and was referred to as the ‘master of us all’ by Christian Dior. His work was often futuristic, with his most famous designs including the bubble skirt, the tunic dress and a range of kimono style coats. Today the brand is well established, celebrated and worn by celebrities and royalty. The brand is perhaps now most famous for its line of motorcycle-inspired handbags, especially the popular "Lariat" and the "City" shoulder handbag.
Sworders’ Objects of Desire auction incorporates many Balenciaga pieces in its bi-annual sales, including the 'Motocross Classic Day' handbag, with an example recently selling for £320 plus BP.
Should you wish to discuss the value of your Balenciaga, please contact our specialist Prudence Hopkins.