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Dress and jacket

Dress and jacket

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (designed and made)

  • Date:

    late 2007 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ghesquière, Nicolas, born 1971 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed silk

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Balenciaga Archives

  • Museum number:

    T.116:1, 2-2011

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This two piece ensemble consists of a jacket and dress.

The jacket is inspired by an outdoor storm jacket in a Tibetan shape. It is comprised of different strips of fabric assembled by a bourdon stitch. The jacket has a black ribbed wool neckline and flourescent yellow mink collar. The body of the jacket is made from traditional Tibetan fabric woven in a roll shape and overprinted with cross motifs. These motifs are handprinted with wooden stamps which are traditionally used to decorate Buddhist Temples.

The dress takes its inspiration from Indonesian textiles and is made from transparent silk printed with mask and Ikat patterns. It has applied, gathered ruffles down the front and has been lined by hand.

Physical description

Woman's two-piece ensemble; jacket with padded shoulders creating a wide, square shoulderline, long sleeves and a fitted waist with a short peplum, vibrantly multi-coloured stripes with wide bands of black velvet round upper arms and waist, predominant colours are orange and pink; dress, mini length, made from silk printed in a multi-coloured ikat-style design in mingled shades of shocking pink, yellow, blue, white and black.

Place of Origin

Paris (designed and made)


late 2007 (made)


Ghesquière, Nicolas, born 1971 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Printed silk

Object history note

Designed by Nicolas Ghesquière for the House of Balenciaga's Winter 2007 collection

Historical context note

The ensemble was shown on the catwalk with a large corset belt worn over the jacket, however this did not come to the Museum and was not part of the gift.

Descriptive line

Nicholas Ghesquière for Balenciaga, late 2007. Multicoloured dress and jacket.

Production Note

Designed for the Winter 2007 Balenciaga collection.


Velvet; Silk; Wool; Fur




Europeana Fashion Project; Womenswear; Fashion


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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