The suit designer is no stranger to controversy.
In 2012, his lawsuit against Nike over the company’s refusal to make the men’s Balenciaga suits, which were originally made in China, became the first major court case over the American company’s sweatshop practices.
But his lawsuit has largely been forgotten by the fashion industry, and it was only in 2013 that he became the subject of a new documentary about the man behind the suit.
The film, “The Suit Designer,” premiered at Sundance in September, and has garnered an impressive array of acclaim, including the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Documentary Short Film.
In an interview with CNNMoney, Dr. Henry Ginsberg recalled the story behind the suits’ creation and how it led to his own personal evolution.
In “The Manhattan Suit,” the former fashion designer tells the story of how he designed the suits from the ground up.
Ginsberg has been an advocate for the rights of people with disabilities, and he said that the suit was a key part of that.
“It was my first experience with this sort of an artistic way to raise the profile of the people with intellectual disabilities in this country,” he said.
Ginsburg, who has been a consultant for some of the suit’s designers, was an avid reader when he started his career in fashion, and after he left his job, he spent a lot of time reading books about fashion and how to design clothing for the disabled.
“I was reading a lot about clothes and how you can make a suit for people with different body types, so that when they wear it they look more like them, or less like someone else,” he recalled.
He said that he came up with the idea of the suits for the Balenceats, which are the suits worn by the British royal family, and a few years later the Balens became famous, which led him to start his own company.
“My company is a company called Balenciabs,” he explained.
“We made the first Balencos for the British Royal Family in the 1960s.”
When he started to design the suit, it was a very simple design, but the suit designers would always come up with new ideas for the suit and the designers would come up to me and say, ‘Henry, you know, we’re thinking about this, how about we make it more complex and more elegant?’
“Ginsberg explained that the designs were based on people’s personal experience with wearing the suits.
The suit was also designed with the help of a friend, the legendary fashion designer Paul Newman. “
The first reason is, I wanted to make a statement, that this was something that was going to be very fashionable and not be something that would be used for people who were disabled, or for people of any kind,” he told CNNMoney.
The suit was also designed with the help of a friend, the legendary fashion designer Paul Newman.
Newman has been described as one of the most influential designers in fashion history.
“He has always been a very active advocate for people on the front lines,” Ginsberg said.
“It’s his passion and his love of design that makes him so successful.”
Ginsberg worked for Newman for several years before he became a consultant and helped him craft the suits designs for the suits season 9, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in January.
The first Balenos Ginsberg designed were designed for the Royal family in the late 1950s, but they were never widely worn.
They are no longer worn, and the Baleno suits have become a symbol of the British monarchy.
According to Ginsberg, the suits are meant to evoke a kind of royalty in the country, and are meant for both royalty and ordinary people.
“They’re not meant for everybody,” he continued.
“This is a very personal thing for Henry and I, to be able to be so visible for them.
This is about Henry and Paul, and what they stand for, and that’s something we’ve always been able to work with.”
The suits were first designed to be worn by royalty, but in the 70s and 80s, the Baloncias started being worn by everyday people.
Ginsbi said that when he first got the idea to make Balenos for the royal family and other people, it didn’t sit right with him.
“When I was talking to Paul about the Balanos, it’s just like, ‘Oh, we should just do it this way,'” he recalled with a laugh.
“You know, it felt wrong to me to make them for people.
So I started thinking about making them for other people and how they would be treated.”
Ginsburg said that it was also important to the Balons to be feminine.
“For them to be seen as royalty, they needed to be pretty feminine.
They needed to look pretty, and to be attractive,