BALENCIAGA TV SERIES
ON THE FAMOUS DESIGNER
After last year's Halston, we now have two more mini series in production about famous fashion designers: beside The New Look Apple series about Dior and Chanel with Juliette Binoche, Ben Mendelhson, John Malkovich and Emily Mortimer in the cast, we also have Disney Plus Spanish language series BALENCIAGA for which I have first photos for you today. Currently shooting with a team of 100 professionals and 2,000 extras, it tells the story of the famous designer: a man who, through his natural talent, perseverance and business acumen, dared to challenge his social status as the son of a seamstress and a fisherman, becoming one of the most relevant designers of all times. Born in Guetaria, Guipúzcoa, in 1895, Cristóbal Balenciaga Eizaguirre (played by Alberto San Juan), known in the world and in history as Balenciaga, is considered one of the most important creators of haute couture, who carried out his work mainly in the city of Paris for more than three decades. Before his work in the French capital he worked for various own brands in Spain. Died in 1972, he is considered the most important designer of Spanish high fashion. The six part series will also show his search for identity in the face of adversity and the challenge of social conventions over the years. He was obsessed with finding his own style among the voices that judged his work and with the loneliness that comes with being an artist! The rest of the cast will include Belén Cuesta as Fabiola de Mora y Aragón before becoming Queen of Belgium, Patrice Thibaud as designer Christian Dior. Gabrielle Lazure as Carmel Snow, the fashion director of Harper’s Bazaar. Gemma Whelan is Prudence Glynn, a journalist for The Times.Isabel Bres is the designer Jeanne Lanvin. Anna-Victoire Olivier is the actress Audrey Hepburn. Eva Blay gives life to the designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Adam Quintero will be Ramón Esparza, partner and collaborator of Balenciaga; and Elvira Cuadrupani plays Bettina Ballard, correspondent for Vogue magazine in Paris. Thomas Coumans is playing Wladzio D’Attainville, the love of Balenciaga’s life.