Dress House of Balenciaga (French, founded 1937) Designer: Cristobal Balenciaga (Spanish, 1895–1972) Date: 1960s Culture: Spanish Medium: silk
Cocktail dress House of Balenciaga (French, founded 1937) Designer: Cristobal Balenciaga (Spanish, 1895–1972) Date: ca. 1966 Culture: French Medium: silk
House of Balenciaga Cocktail Dress, ca. 1966
Balenciaga 1966-67 evening dress, back
Silk dress by House of Balenciaga, ca. 1966.
Geoffrey Beene wool dress, 1963–69
House of Balenciaga 1957
Back of Balenciaga cocktail dress in blue satin, decorated with a golden candelieri print, ca 1957. The full skirt, over a tarlatan petticoat, is cinched in at the bottom. Lined with silk organza. Made in the workshops of Paris, this beautiful cocktail dress shows the balloon-skirt created by Balenciaga in 1950. The fabric, printed by Brossin de Méré and inspired in Renaissance decoration motifs, corroborates the master’s interest in stiff fabrics, perfect to bring his idea to fruition.