On May 23, TIME magazine published a list of the most influential people of 2022, which included Georgian designer Demna Gvasalia.
“When I look at the Balenciaga collection created by Demna, my heart is always racing. It’s exactly like the feeling when I was flipping through my mother’s fashion magazines as a child. In his works I feel care and respect for Balenciaga’s history, heritage and its creator, Cristóbal. Demna’s work is both new and ahead of its time.
A year ago, I was honored to wear Balenciaga’s three hats for the Euphoria premiere, and I felt how delicately complex but at the same time comfortable the outfits he created were. You feel strong and independent in Demna clothes. his silhouettes – loose or tight, as if it fits all parts of the body. The dualism that Demna offers not only reflects time, but also moves forward, towards the future. His intentions go deeper than just selling the product, and that is why Balenciaga’s effects are being felt around the world.”
— TIME (@TIME) May 23, 2022
We read on the official page of the magazine, where the star of “Euphoria”, Alexa Demi, explains why the CEO of Balenciaga was included on this list.
TIME Magazine has been compiling a list of influential people every year since 1999 and it is a great honor to be included in it. The list includes the magazine’s editorial team and the people who have been on the list at various times.
The 2022 list, along with Demna Gvasalia, also includes Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Tim Cook, Oprah Winfrey, Joe Biden, Adele and Zendya.
The list of 100 people also includes Ariana DeBose, an Oscar-winning rock actress who was introduced to the audience from Steven Spielberg’s musical, “The West Side Story.”
TIME is an American weekly magazine with a history of almost a century. It appeared on the shelves in 1923 and is the eleventh best-selling magazine in America.