The President of Georgia Awarded the Creative Director of Balenciaga With Medal of Honor
The award was presented on the day of the fall of Sukhumi. The famous designer Demna Gvasalia, who became famous all over the world, was born and spent his childhood in this city.
40-year-old creative director of the French fashion house Balenciaga received the Medal of Honor from the hands of Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili. The awarding ceremony took place in Paris on September 27.
Gvasalia was awarded for his successful work in the field of fashion, as well as for his great personal contribution to the popularization of Georgia in the world.
Demna, together with his parents, left his hometown in 1993, he graduated from the State University in Tbilisi. In recent years, the designer has lived and worked in Switzerland.
During his career, Demna managed to be the leading designer of such famous brands as Maison Margiela and Louis Vuitton. Later, together with his brother Guram, he created the Vetements label in Paris, which was soon to be talked about in the fashion world, as he became famous overnight for his constructive design and rethinking the style of streetwear. In the Vetements collections, Georgian motifs often appeared, referring to the designer’s homeland and his childhood in Sukhumi.
Since 2015, Demna has been the creative director of Balenciaga and has managed to consolidate the brand in the list of the world’s most influential and commercially successful fashion houses. He became famous for his unusual collaborations and managed to impress fashion critics many times.