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  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    2006 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ghesquière, Nicolas, born 1971 (designer)
    Balenciaga (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Quilted silk, organza and beading

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Balenciaga Archives

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    On short term loan out for exhibition, case B75

Physical description

Mini dress, of cream silk with ruffled brocade skirt, dress has a wrap over construction fastening down the centre front and onto the right hip, the bodice has a small collar and sleeves which blouse out below elbow, they are tied with an organza bow at each cuff, the bodice is decorated with bands of quilted brocade embellished with large white crystal buttons; there are panels on the shoulders and centre front; the skirt flares out from a heavily embellished and beaded band on hips, the skirt is made from pleated and flounced quilted brocade fabric supported internally with gathered bunches of different fabric.

Place of Origin

France (made)


2006 (made)


Ghesquière, Nicolas, born 1971 (designer)
Balenciaga (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Quilted silk, organza and beading


Length: 98 cm, Width: 70 cm hem, Width: 30 cm waist, Width: 35 cm shoulder to shoulder

Descriptive line

Dress, quilted silk and beading, Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga, France, 2006


Silk; Beads; Organza


Quilted; Brocaded


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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