Skirt Suit and Stole

1962-1963 (made)
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Place Of Origin

Jacket and skirt of fuschia linen, both lined with matching silk taffeta. There is also a matching scarf of printed silk.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 3 parts.

  • Skirt
  • Jacket
  • Scarf
Materials and Techniques
Printed silk, linen, lined with silk taffeta
Brief Description
Jacket and skirt of linen with matching scarf of silk, designed by Cristóbal Balenciaga, Paris, 1962-1963
Physical Description
Jacket and skirt of fuschia linen, both lined with matching silk taffeta. There is also a matching scarf of printed silk.
Dimensions
  • Height: 12.5cm
  • Diameter: 25cm
  • Weight: 0.1kg
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'Balenciaga, 10 Avenue George V, Paris' (Machine woven label in black on white inside back collar of jacket)
  • '86026' (Printed on reverse of label inside back collar of jacket)
  • 'Balenciaga' (Marked on the scarf)
Credit line
Bequeathed by Mrs Fern Bedaux
Object history
The owner found the suit difficult to wear because it creased so easily.



The date is confirmed by similar pieces held at the Cristobal Balenciaga Museum (Foundation) in Getaria, Spain.
Historical context
This object is part of the collection of Mrs Fern Bedaux, given to the museum by Miss E Hanley, the heiress and niece of Mrs Bedaux. Mrs Bedaux purchased her whole wardrobe regularly from Balenciaga and the collection was very large; some was kept by Miss Hanley, some send to the Costume Museum in Bath; and some was received by the V&A.



Mrs Bedaux was the very wealthy widow of American millionaire office systems pioneer Charles Bedaux. Mr and Mrs Bedaux lived in the sixteenth century Chateau de Cande in France. The Duke of Windsor was married there after his abdication as King Edward VIII in 1936.
Associations
Collection
Accession Number
T.749 to B-1972

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record createdFebruary 14, 2005
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