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Dinner ensemble of black silk organza embroidered in black sequin lattice pattern

Cristóbal Balenciaga1965

Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the City of New York

Dinner ensemble comprising dress and jacket of black silk organza embroidered in black sequin lattice pattern, regularly patterned with black cellophane looped paillette clusters. A: Drop-waist sheath dress; below-knee length; wide round neckline; sleeveless; row of cellophane clusters at hem; attached black silk crepe slip with black silk charmeuse border at hem that extends three inches below hem of dress; attached black double-faced satin ribbon sash, ties in bow at proper left hip; center back snap closure on dress, center back zipper closure on slip. B: Loose, unfitted, hip-length jacket; collarless rounded neckline; bracelet length sleeve; row of cellophane clusters at neck, center front opening, wrists, and hem; no closure; black silk organza lining. Label: Balenciaga, 10 avenue George V, Paris. Worn by Mona von Bismarck (Mrs. Harrison William).

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  • Title: Dinner ensemble of black silk organza embroidered in black sequin lattice pattern
  • Creator: Cristóbal Balenciaga
  • Creator Birth Date: 1895
  • Creator Death Date: 1972
  • Date Created: 1965
  • Location Created: France
  • Provenance: Worn by Mona von Bismarck (Mrs. Harrison William).
  • Type: Jacket (garment), Dress (garment), Dinner ensemble
  • Medium: Silk (fiber), Sequin (spangle), Cellophane, Organza, Crepe (textile), Charmeuse, Satin
  • Fashion house, designer, label: Balenciaga

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