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.