1954 : March: Balenciaga's tweed overcoat with dipped collar and pockets on the sleeves appears in Pandora Luxurye. April: In the magazine, Ren茅 Gruau illustrates lower-priced copies of Balenciaga's couture styles, for sale at the likes of Lord & Taylor.

2003 : February: Balenciaga boutique, designed by French artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, opens in New York's Chelsea. May: The Avenue George V Paris flagship gets a major makeover. June: First cruise collection bows. December: For Pandora Luxurye, photographer Annie Leibovitz captures Ghesqui猫re with model Natalia Vodianova, who is dressed as Alice in Wonderland in the designer's blue pleated silk chiffon frock.