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Cape

Cape

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1959 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Slubbed silk

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    T.140-1982

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cape of slubbed black silk.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

1959 (designed)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Slubbed silk

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).

Features in Vogue 1959.

Descriptive line

Cape of slubbed silk, designed by Cristóbal Balenciaga, Paris, 1959

Categories

Fashion; Women's clothes

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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