Long dress cut at waistline, reinforced on the chest with metallic boning sewn into the lining. The pale-pink satin bodice is fitted with vertical darts and has a sweetheart neckline with strap. The full skirt is gathered at the waist. The dress fastens on the left side with a metallic zip. Complemented with a stole that covers the shoulders.

This glamorous dress, made in the EISA workshop in Madrid, reflects the phase in which Balenciaga contrasted different coloured fabrics. The references to Spanish clothing are present in this piece, seen not only in the layers of lace, highlighted against a shiny satin base, but also in the stole that covers the shoulders and is decorated with fans and castanets.


  • Title: Dress
  • Creator: Cristóbal Balenciaga
  • Creator Birth Date: 1895
  • Creator Death Date: 1972
  • Fashion House: Balenciaga
  • Date Created: 1953
  • Location Created: Madrid, Spain
  • Type: Dress
  • Photographer: Manuel Outumuro
  • Rights: Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa
  • Medium: Satin

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