Balenciaga Handbag Authentication Support Launched

Entrupy is happy to announce the launch of authentication support for Balenciaga!

Brand support launched for Balenciaga

With the addition of Balenciaga, we now offer authentication support for the following:

  • Chanel - Lambskin Leather, Caviar Leather, Patent Leather and All Other Materials
  • Prada - Saffiano Leather
  • Gucci - Gucci Canvas, Gucci Supreme Canvas, Guccissima Leather and All Other Materials
  • Fendi - Fendi Canvas, Fendi Coated Canvas, Fendi Leather and All Other Materials
  • Hermès - Clemence Leather, Togo Leather, Epson Leather, Box Calf Leather and All Other Leathers (Exotics Not Included)
  • Céline - All Materials
  • Burberry - Haymarket Check, Exploded Check, Nova Check, Super Nova Check, House Check and All Leathers,
  • Louis Vuitton - Monogram Canvas, Epi, Vernis, Damier Ebene, Damier Azur, Damier Graphite
  • Dior - Monogram & Coated Canvas, Calfskin Leather and all Other Materials
  • Goyard - Goyardine Canvas
  • Balenciaga - Lambskin (Agneau) Leather, Goatskin (Chevre) Leather And All Other Leathers

Wikipedia has a plethora of information on the beginning of Balenciaga:

Cristóbal Balenciaga opened his first boutique in San Sebastián, Spain in 1919, which expanded to include branches in Madrid and Barcelona. The Spanish royal family and the aristocracy wore his designs, but when the Spanish Civil War forced him to close his stores, Balenciaga moved to Paris.

Balenciaga opened his Paris couture house on Avenue George V in August 1937, and his first runway show featured designs heavily influenced by the Spanish Renaissance. Balenciaga's success in Paris was nearly immediate. Within two years, the French press lauded him as a revolutionary, and his designs were highly sought-after. Carmel Snow, the editor of Harper's Bazaar was an early champion of his designs.

Customers risked their safety to travel to Europe during World War II to see Balenciaga's clothing. During this period, he was noted for his "square coat," with sleeves cut in a single piece with the yoke, and for his designs with black (or black and brown) lace over bright pink fabric.

However, it was not until the post-war years that the full scale of the inventiveness of this highly original designer became evident. His lines became more linear and sleek, diverging from the hourglass shape popularized by Christian Dior's "New Look". The fluidity of his silhouettes enabled him to manipulate the relationship between his clothing and women's bodies. In 1951, he totally transformed the silhouette, broadening the shoulders and removing the waist. In 1955, he designed the tunic dress, which later developed into the chemise dress of 1958. Other contributions in the postwar era included the spherical balloon jacket (1953), the high-waisted baby doll dress (1957), the cocoon coat (1957), the balloon skirt (1957), and the sack dress (1957). In 1959, his work culminated in the Empire line, with high-waisted dresses and coats cut like kimonos. His manipulation of the waist, in particular, contributed to "what is considered to be his most important contribution to the world of fashion: a new silhouette for women."

In the 1960s, Balenciaga was an innovator in his use of fabrics: he tended toward heavy fabrics, intricate embroidery, and bold materials. His trademarks included "collars that stood away from the collarbone to give a swanlike appearance" and shortened "bracelet" sleeves. His often spare, sculptural creations—including funnel-shape gowns of stiff duchess satin worn to acclaim by clients such as Pauline de Rothschild, Bunny Mellon, Marella Agnelli, Hope Portocarrero, Gloria Guinness, and Mona von Bismarck—were considered masterworks of haute couture in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1960, he designed the wedding dress for Queen Fabiola of Belgium made of ivory duchess satin trimmed with white mink at the collar and the hips. Jackie Kennedy famously upset John F. Kennedy for buying Balenciaga's expensive creations while he was President because he feared that the American public might think the purchases too lavish. Her haute couture bills were eventually discreetly paid by her father-in-law, Joseph Kennedy.

Protégés

Several designers who worked for Balenciaga would go on to open their own successful couture houses, notably Oscar de la Renta (1949), Andre Courreges (1950), Emanuel Ungaro (1958), but his most famous and noted protégé was Hubert de Givenchy, who was the lone designer to side with Balenciaga against the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture Parisienne and also the press over the scheduling of his shows.

Battle against the press

In 1957, Balenciaga famously decided to show his collection to the fashion press the day before the clothing retail delivery date, not the standard four weeks before the retail delivery date the fashion industry followed at the time. By keeping the press unaware of the design of his garments until the day before they were shipped to stores, he hoped to curtail ongoing piracy and copying of his designs. The press resisted, finding it nearly impossible to get his work into their print deadlines, but Balenciaga and mentor Givenchy stood firm, seriously impacting their coverage and press of the era. His supporters would argue that rival Christian Dior would gain acclaim from copying Balenciaga's silhouettes and cuts, claiming them as his own original work; because Balenciaga was not interested in press coverage, the media, and consumer never knew.

In 1967, both designers reversed their decision and joined the traditional schedule.

Entrupy Launches Authentication Support For Goyard

Entrupy is pleased to announce that they have launched authentication support for the luxury brand Goyard.

Goyard is the oldest luxury brand still producing luxury leather goods, beating Louis Vuitton by one year. While the brand is shrouded in secrecy, eschewing self-promotion, advertising, or e-commerce, and refusing to grant interviews which makes their items so highly coveted and often replicated.

Brands and Materials We Support:

  • Chanel - Lambskin Leather, Caviar Leather, Patent Leather and All Other Materials
  • Prada - Saffiano Leather
  • Gucci - Gucci Canvas, Gucci Supreme Canvas, Guccissima Leather and All Other Materials
  • Fendi - Fendi Canvas, Fendi Coated Canvas, Fendi Leather and All Other Materials
  • Hermès - Clemence Leather, Togo Leather, Epson Leather, Box Calf Leather and All Other Leathers (Exotics Not Included)
  • Céline - All Materials
  • Burberry - Haymarket Check, Exploded Check, Nova Check, Super Nova Check, House Check and All Leathers,
  • Louis Vuitton - Monogram Canvas, Epi, Vernis, Damier Ebene, Damier Azur, Damier Graphite
  • Dior - Monogram & Coated Canvas, Calfskin Leather and all Other Materials
  • Goyard - Goyardine Canvas

 

Entrupy Launches Authentication Support For Dior

We are proud to announce authentication brand support for Dior.

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With the addition of Dior Luxury handbags, we now offer authentication support for the below brands:

  • Chanel - Lambskin Leather, Caviar Leather, Patent Leather and All Other Materials
  • Prada - Saffiano Leather
  • Gucci - Gucci Canvas, Gucci Supreme Canvas, Guccissima Leather and All Other Materials
  • Fendi - Fendi Canvas, Fendi Coated Canvas, Fendi Leather and All Other Materials
  • Hermès - Clemence Leather, Togo Leather, Epson Leather, Box Calf Leather and All Other Leathers (Exotics Not Included)
  • Céline - All Materials
  • Burberry - All Leathers, Haymarket Check, Exploded Check, Nova Check, Super Nova Check, House Check
  • Louis Vuitton - Monogram Canvas, Epi, Vernis, Damier Ebene, Damier Azur, Damier Graphite
  • Dior - Monogram & Coated Canvas, Calfskin Leather and all Other Materials

Fun Fact:

At one time, Christian Dior employed the 19 year old Yves Saint Laurent as a design assistant. With Dior's passing in 1957, Yves Saint Laurent, now 21, took over as head designer.

 

Entrupy Launches Authentication Support For Burberry

It's official! We have launched authentication support for Burberry!

Working on Burberry led us to look at 100s of bags, both fake and authentic. We realized that the motivation for fakes was simply driven by the iconic status of the checks. So much so, that many of the fakes didn't even have logos stating "Burberry", but still looked exactly like them. These 'replicas' are being sold a lot online with no images, so watch out!

With this addition to our brand authentication list, we now service the following:

  • Chanel - Lambskin Leather, Caviar Leather, Patent Leather and All Other Materials
  • Prada - Saffiano Leather
  • Gucci - Gucci Canvas, Gucci Supreme Canvas, Guccissima Leather and All Other Materials
  • Fendi - Fendi Canvas, Fendi Coated Canvas, Fendi Leather and All Other Materials
  • Hermès - Clemence Leather, Togo Leather, Epson Leather, Box Calf Leather and All Other Leathers (Exotics Not Included)
  • Céline - All Materials
  • Burberry - All Leathers, Haymarket Check, Exploded Check, Nova Check, Super Nova Check, House Check
  • Louis Vuitton - Monogram Canvas, Epi, Vernis, Damier Ebene, Damier Azur, Damier Graphite

Fun Fact:

Burberry operates under 4 brands: Burberry Prorsum, Burberry London, Burberry Brit and Burberry Sport. It also has 2 regional brands for the Japanese market: Burberry Black Label and Burberry Blue Label.