Orange wool crepe knee-length dress, sleeveless with jewel neckline. Constructed as a double dress, the deep-cut armholes reveal the inner dress. The waist of the inner dress is fitted with a belt that can also be used to cinch in the back panel. Lined with orange silk crepe. Fastens at the shoulders with hooks, and with a zip at the back of the inner bodice.


  • Title: Day dress
  • Creator: Cristóbal Balenciaga
  • Creator Birth Date: 1895
  • Creator Death Date: 1972
  • Fashion House: Balenciaga
  • Date Created: Circa 1968
  • Location Created: París, France
  • Provenance: Worn by Rachel L. Mellon.
  • Type: Dress
  • Photographer: Manuel Outumuro
  • Original Source: CBM 2000.38
  • Rights: Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa
  • Medium: Orange wool crepe
  • Bibliographic references: Catalogue of the exhibition Tras el espejo. Moda española. Madrid: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 2003.

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