Cristóbal Balenciaga’s original designs will be released via NFT drop

New York, July 19, 2022 – Lorenzo Riva, artistic director of Balenciaga in the early 1980s, has announced the release date of the NFT collection “Cristóbal Balenciaga: To the Moon”. The NFTs are inspired by the Riva collection with 8,300 original and unpublished designs by Cristóbal himself.

Cristóbal became famous for his unique and empowering models and quickly conquered his position as the “master” of haute couture. From a humble beginning as an apprentice to a local tailor, Cristóbal later became known in the fashion world for being a pioneer in innovative forms of clothing. In the 1950s, she introduced the sack dress and cocoon coat, which became new silhouettes for women. Today considered one of the greatest exponents of the fashion world, the name Balenciaga is closely associated with revolution and modernism: Even today, many of Cristóbal’s concepts influence global fashion.

Fortunately, Cristóbal’s original designs were passed on to Lorenzo Riva, Balenciaga’s artistic director in the 1980s. Riva and well-known companies Web3 – Art Consulting, the company that takes care of Riva’s Balenciaga collection; Artvein, an NFT platform for art; Animal Concerts, a metaverse entertainment company; Cointelegraph, a digital media company dedicated to blockchain and cryptocurrencies, responsible for the design and creation of the works; and NFT, a major NFT marketplace – have teamed up to bring this NFT collection to life, with the same care and attention to art that Cristóbal placed in its forms.

(From left to right) Romano Ravasio and Lorenzo Riva. Source:

Romano Ravasio, partner for Art Consulting and curator of the Lorenzo Riva Collection, said:

“With ‘Balenciaga to the Moon’, haute couture enters the meta-verse with the extraordinary elegance of 1950s glamor. Contemporary art is the place of pollution, so we are happy to stimulate this dialogue between past and future. The past must be saved and the future nurtured with the treasures of the past. “

As fashion undergoes another development thanks to Web3, users are encouraged to purchase their piece of history. The NFTs for this project will be minted randomly via Mystery Box, whose sale will begin on July 21, 2022 at. 9:00 AM EST. NFTs will be revealed immediately.

High fashion meets the net3

With a total offering of 10,000 unique pieces, collectors can uncover NFTs of varying rarity at the time of embossing, giving buyers a moment of surprise.

A project of this caliber requires just as exciting rewards! This is why the project partners doubled the rewards, offering selected lucky coins the chance to receive Balenciaga merchandise, gift cards to well-known designer brands and even some designs produced by Cristóbal 70 years ago. In addition, a number of NFT holders will have access to Animal Concerts’ next NFT drop, special giveaways that include both live and metaverse concert tickets and much more.

In addition, the project team points to the existence of 50 extremely rare – and therefore equally valuable – ‘haute couture’ NFTs, of which only one copy will exist.

For interested users, at a cost of $ 100 per mint on the NFT, these tokens provide redeemable haute, unprecedented utility and access to an incredible community.

To stimulate participation in a Web3 world based on digital collectibles, the project team encourages shoppers with many desirable benefits, including guaranteed access to future Balenciaga NFT drops with Lorenzo Riva, as well as upcoming NFT drops from Animal Concerts and various giveaways. In addition, the Animal Concerts team has created a myriad of incentives, rewards, redeemable and post-drop tools, all to ensure that owners of “Cristóbal Balenciaga: To the Moon” NFTs enjoy the lifetime of a healthy, community-oriented project. .

For those interested in participating in an NFT project aimed at setting a new standard for meta-mode and community empowerment, visit the “To The Moon” collection page on NFT and make a mark on fashion history. Plus, stay up to date on the latest developments in the Animal Concerts ecosystem by participating in the project’s Discord.

About Animal Concerts

Animal Concerts is a platform that creates a next generation experience for metaverse concerts. The platform aims to transform the fan experience and democratize the music industry so that both great and future artists can make money directly from their work with fans.

Information about art advice

Art Consulting is an international network of art consultants who act as curators of public and private art collections around the world. The team’s over twenty years of experience make Art Consulting a leader in the sector.

About Art Vein

Art Vein is recognized as a world-class NFT-activating platform and investment fund with extensive experience in developing an original NFT infrastructure and marketing platform. The project has strong relationships with large marketplaces – an important differentiator in its efforts to authenticate, classify and register art on the blockchain.

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