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Evening dress and cape

Evening dress and cape

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1966 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Balenciaga, Cristóbal, born 1895 - died 1972 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gazar, organza, melanex, metal zip

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Cecil Beaton

  • Museum number:

    T.2&A-1977

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Evening dress and cape of deep rose pink gazar with melanex trim, matching organza lining and metal zip fastening.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

1966 (designed)

Artist/maker

Balenciaga, Cristóbal, born 1895 - died 1972 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Gazar, organza, melanex, metal zip

Marks and inscriptions

'Balenciaga, 10 Avenue George V, Paris'
Maker's label; black on white, stitched in the right side seam

'90263'
Number printed on back of maker's label

'S.L.72.114.42'
Typed tape label, stitched inside the left shoulder

'goes with No. 43'
Attached blue card tag

'No. 43'
Attached blue card tag

'Cecil Beaton (private collection SL.72114.4A dress)'
Attached white card tag

Object history note

'Homage a Balenciaga', Musee Historique de Tissus, Lyon, 1985 p.55 shows a house sketch with fabric sample attached with caption 'embroidery: Rebe (fevrier 64). The numer 97 is wrtten on the sketch.

Descriptive line

Evening dress and cape of gazar, designed by Balenciaga, made in Paris, 1966

Production Note

Date attributed by Madame Jouve, former Balenciaga archivist

Categories

Fashion; Evening wear; Clothing

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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