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1965 (designed)
Place of origin

Sari dress in brocaded silk.

Object details

Object type
Materials and techniques
Brocaded silk
Brief description
Sari dress in brocaded silk, designed by Cristóbal Balenciaga, France, 1965.
The beaded and sequinned embellished trimming is by Lesage.
Physical description
Sari dress in brocaded silk.
Gallery label
INSPIRATION FROM INDIA Indian saris are formed of a single, long piece of fabric which is wrapped around the body. This couture version, however, is built from many separate pieces. The outer layers are sewn and hooked to a boned underdress. A mock pallu or drape falls from the back to the front. Evening dress Brocaded silk by Leonard, with beading by Lesage Cristóbal Balenciaga, Paris, 1965 Given anonymously V&A: T.348-1997(27/05/2017-07/02/2018)
Credit line
Given anonymously
Spring/Summer 1965
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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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