Coat - based on the shape of a triangle

Cristóbal Balenciaga for Balenciaga1927

Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa

Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa
Getaria , Spain

Straight, mid-calf coat, based on the shape of a triangle. The large collar, crossover lapel, long sleeves and cuffs are decorated with ermine fur.

In this coat, made in San Sebastian, Balenciaga evoked the lines that define the Japanese kimono, one of the most influential garments in European fashion of the twenties. In perfect tune with the aesthetics of those years, the wide turndown collar and the sleeve cuffs were adorned with ermine fur.

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  • Title: Coat - based on the shape of a triangle
  • Creator: Cristóbal Balenciaga
  • Creator Birth Date: 1895
  • Creator Death Date: 1972
  • Fashion House: Balenciaga
  • Date Created: 1927
  • Location Created: San Sebastián, Spain
  • Type: Coat
  • Photographer: Manuel Outumuro
  • Rights: Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa
  • Medium: Ermine fur