Long, with a short train at the back. Front button closure and turndown collar. Three-quarter sleeves gathered at the cuffs. The back is gathered at the centre below the neckline. Pleats cascade down the back, creating volume very much like the 18th-century déshabillé.


  • Title: Déshabillé
  • Creator: Cristóbal Balenciaga
  • Creator Birth Date: 1895
  • Creator Death Date: 1972
  • Fashion House: Balenciaga
  • Date Created: 1955
  • Location Created: San Sebastián, Spain
  • Provenance: Worn by Mona Bismarck.
  • Season: Winter 1955
  • Type: Déshabillé
  • Photographer: Manuel Outumuro
  • Original Source: CBM 2000.71
  • Rights: Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa
  • Medium: Fuchsia gros of Naples
  • Bibliographic references: Catalogue of the exhibition Mona Bismarck, Balenciaga, Cecil Beaton. Paris: Mona Bismarck Foundation, 1994.

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