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Afternoon ensemble

Design House:
House of Balenciaga (French, founded 1937)
Designer:
Cristobal Balenciaga (Spanish, Guetaria, San Sebastian 1895–1972 Javea)
Date:
1965–66
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Gift of Geoffrey Beene, 1978
Accession Number:
1978.64.4a, b
Not on view

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.

Marking: [label] "Balenciaga"
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