Balenciaga is Spain’s largest and most famous luxury fashion house. It all started in 1914 where Christóbal Balenciaga opened his first shop in San Sebastian, Spain. The sale went very well and he opened fast more shops. The Spanish Civilian War forced him to close his shops and move to Paris. He opened here his first French shop in 1937. The sale went again very well and Christóbals designs were loved! Balenciaga is famous for their luxury leather products such as bags, wallets and accessories. The sunglasses collection is as well famous because of the beautiful and warm design. Today Gucci Group owns Balenciaga, as well as they own several of the other fashion houses!