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Cocktail dress

Design House: House of Balenciaga
(French, founded 1937)

Designer: Cristobal Balenciaga (Spanish, Guetaria, San Sebastian 1895–1972 Javea)
Date: spring/summer 1953
Culture: French
Medium: silk
Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm) Length at CB (b): 47 in. (119.4 cm)
Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Robert F. Hussey, 1983
Accession Number: 2009.300.1004a, b

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