Cristóbal Balenciaga Eizaguirre was born on 21 January 1895 in the little Basque town of Guetaria, Spain. His father was a fisherman and his mother a seamstress and from a very early age his interests lay in dressmaking and fashion.
Key features in the world of cinema include the setting, the décor and anything else that manages to engage the viewer.
The unmistakable style of M. C. Escher (1898-1972) has filled the internet with impossible constructions, unexpected metamorphoses and all kinds of visual trickery.
Footwear engineer, shoe designer, shoe manufacturing specialist: all these terms have been used to describe this greater designer who has made his name into a trademark of international repute.
Some films start trends, provoke fashion, make things and habits popular... and others give great importance to interiors and interior decoration.
During the Cold War, design came to be considered a weapon which could be used to achieve world leadership.