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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:
Fall 1966
Culture:
French
Medium:
(a) linen; (b) silk b) silk
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. John Chambers Hughes, 1967
Accession Number:
C.I.67.21.1a, b
Not on view
Balenciaga's majestic, streamlined silhouette in chlorophyll green is ever so lightly perforated with abstracted floral forms in this example of eyelet embroidery. A spring green captures the air and transparency that had punctured Edwardian spring and summer dresses. Balenciaga's modernism enables the same zephyrs of springtime.
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