Afternoon ensemble

Design House House of Balenciaga French
Designer Cristobal Balenciaga Spanish

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This slightly fitted, sleeveless afternoon dress (a) of white crepe has a V-neckline and revers. Two self-fabric buttons serve as the center-front closure for the dress. An attached sash of white satin ribbon accentuates the raised waist. The hip-length jacket (b), also made of white crepe, rises to an inverted "V" at the center-front waist; the above-elbow sleeves are cut in one with the body. There is a two-button center-front closing and jewel neckline.

Afternoon ensemble, House of Balenciaga (French, founded 1937), silk, French

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