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Balenciaga In The Hot Seat

Natly Denise continues her investigation into the fashion house Balenciaga, taking a closer look at some of the stylists and photographers behind Balenciaga’s controversial ads that appear to promote bondage, satanic ritual and child abuse.

Among the photographers examined are the Italian Gabriele Galimberti and American Chris Maggio. A Russian-born stylist also is at the center of the controversy — Lotta Volkova.

Balenciaga was founded in Spain in 1919, but is currently owned by the French company Kering. The company’s grotesque ads have spurred global outrage, and led some celebrities, including Kim Kardashian, to re-evaluate their relationships with the business.

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