Cristóbal Balenciaga opened his first boutique in San Sebastian, Spain, in 1919, and expanded to include Madrid and Barcelona. The Spanish royal family and the aristocracy wore his designs. When the Spanish Civil War forced him to close his stores, Balenciaga moved to Paris. He opened his Paris couture house on Avenue George V in August 1937, and his first fashion show featured designs heavily influenced by the Spanish Renaissance. Balenciaga’s success was nearly immediate. Over the span of two years, the press lauded him as a revolutionary, and his designs were highly sought-after. Balenciaga closed in 1972 and was reopened under new ownership in 1986. Balenciaga is now owned by the luxury group Kering.
The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of American life, epitomized by the Simpson family, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. The show is set in the fictional town of Springfield and parodies American culture and society, television, and the human condition.
Since its debut on December 17, 1989, 709 episodes of the show have been broadcast. It is the longest-running American animated series, the longest-running American sitcom, and the longest-running American scripted primetime television series, both in terms of seasons and the total number of episodes. Click to watch it on Apple TV.