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Cape and Trousers

ca. 1963 (designed)
Place of origin

Woman's red wool cape trimmed with black braiding and matching black woollen trousers.

Object details

Object type
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Cape
  • Trousers
Materials and techniques
Wool and braided
Brief description
Woman's wool cape with braiding and wool trousers, possibly designed by Cristóbal Balenciaga, possibly designed for Eisa, Spain, ca. 1963
Physical description
Woman's red wool cape trimmed with black braiding and matching black woollen trousers.
Production typeHaute couture
Credit line
Given by Mrs Beatrice Cole and Mrs Myra Pearce, in memory of Miss Ava Gardner
Object history
Registered File number 1990/1420.

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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