Cut at waistline. The bodice is fitted with darts, has a jewel neckline and three-quarter set-in sleeves. The full skirt is gathered at the waist. Fastens at the front with large glass-paste buttons.


  • Title: Cocktail coat
  • Creator: Cristóbal Balenciaga
  • Creator Birth Date: 1895
  • Creator Death Date: 1972
  • Fashion House: Balenciaga
  • Date Created: 1956
  • Location Created: San Sebastián, Spain
  • Provenance: Worn by Rachel L. Mellon.
  • Type: Coat
  • Photographer: Manuel Outumuro
  • Original Source: CBM 2000.45
  • Rights: Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa
  • Medium: Black gros de Naples

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