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Evening dress

Design House:
House of Balenciaga (French, founded 1937)
Designer:
Cristobal Balenciaga (Spanish, Guetaria, San Sebastian 1895–1972 Javea)
Date:
1951
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk
Dimensions:
Length at CB: 47 in. (119.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Gina Gerardo, 1993
Accession Number:
1993.393.1
Not on view
A Spaniard, Balenciaga never failed to give passionate drama to the dress, imparting history and dance and ceremony in lace and in silhouette. A wide skirt with tiers of taffeta assures swing.
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