Design House: House of Balenciaga (French, founded 1937)
Designer: Cristobal Balenciaga (Spanish, Guetaria, San Sebastian 1895–1972 Javea)
Credit Line: Gift of Gina Gerardo, 1993
Accession Number: 1993.393.1
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.