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Skirt suit
  • Skirt suit
    Balenciaga, Cristóbal, born 1895 - died 1972
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Skirt suit

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1958 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wool

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs D.M. Haynes and Mrs M. Clark

  • Museum number:

    T.130 to B-1982

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Skirt, jacket and scarf of light blue wool.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

1958 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Wool

Marks and inscriptions

'Balenciaga, 10 Avenue George V, Paris'
Label, black on white, inside back collar

'68564'
Number hand-written on back of label

Object history note

Opal Holt was born in Canada in 1887 but lived in the US until the end of the Second World War. She travelled extensively between the wars and was in the first plane to land in Bali. She married Herbert Holt, a Canadian who lived a large part of his life in England, as her third husband in 1946. They came to England and Europe every summer and Opal Holt began buying clothes in Paris for her life in England, and for the Bahamas in Winter, over a period of about thirty years. She died in 1980.

Given by Mrs D.M Haynes and Mrs. Clark (nee Holt; Opal Holt's step-daughters).

Descriptive line

Skirt, jacket and scarf of wool, designed by Cristóbal Balenciaga, Paris, 1958

Production Note

Date attributed by Madame Jouve, former Balenciaga archivist

Categories

Fashion; Women's clothes

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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