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Dress

Dress

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1967 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Machine lace possibly by Marescot.

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    T.138-1982

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cocktail dress of white machine lace.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

1967 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Machine lace possibly by Marescot.

Marks and inscriptions

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

'101761'
Number printed 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

Cocktail dress of machine lace edged with a cotton crepe cord, designed by Cristóbal Balenciaga, Paris, 1967

Production Note

Date attributed by Madame Jouve, former Balenciaga archivist

Categories

Fashion; Women's clothes; Lace

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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