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1957-1958 (designed)
Place of origin

Dress of black and gold silk.

Object details

Object type
Materials and techniques
Brief description
Dress, black and gold silk, designed by Cristóbal Balenciaga for Eisa, Spain, 1957-58.
Physical description
Dress of black and gold silk.
Production typeHaute couture
Credit line
Given by Ms Joan Robinson
Object history
Registered File number 1995/1008.
The archivist at the Balenciaga Foundation has dated the fabric of this dress to 1957, though says the style is similar to a 1958 model.

If the cost of his Paris salon was out of reach, there were other ways to buy a Balenciaga design. Some were sold less expensively under Balenciaga’s label Eisa in Spain, where labour costs were lower and cheaper fabrics might be used.
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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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