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Balenciaga SAS (/bəˌlɛnsiˈɑːɡə/ bə-LEN-see-AH-gə;[1] Spanish: [balenˈθjaɣa]) is a luxury fashion company founded in 1919 by the Spanish designer Cristóbal Balenciaga in San Sebastián, Spain. The headquarters is now in Paris, France.[2] Balenciaga closed in 1972 and was reopened under new ownership in 1986. Since 2001, the brand has been owned by the luxury group Kering.

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  1. "Balenciaga". The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (5th ed.). Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
  2. Menkes, Suzy (2006-02-27). "Miuccia Prada: 'The mistress of us all'". International Herald Tribune. Archived from the original on 11 March 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-11.