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Dress beige silk crepe with machine-made green tulle transparency. Over the dress is a green tulle tunic decorated with beads and tiny green metallic appliqués combined with cotton petals to form flowers. A double-sided pink satin belt hugs the waist.

Made in the workshops of Paris, this evening dress of sober lines is combined with a luxurious tunic, richly decorated with metallic thread, crystals and metallic embellishments. In the 1960s, Balenciaga reinterpreted the tunic of the previous decade, presented it more luxuriously and with more colour, according to the new dictates of fashion. The pink bow that hugs the waist of the inner dress provides an original touch.

Details

  • Title: Evening dress
  • Creator: Cristóbal Balenciaga
  • Creator Birth Date: 1895
  • Creator Death Date: 1972
  • Fashion House: Balenciaga
  • Date Created: 1966
  • Location Created: San Sebastián, Spain
  • Provenance: Worn by Mona Bismarck.
  • Type: Dress
  • Photographer: Manuel Outumuro
  • Original Source: CBM 2000.16
  • Rights: Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa
  • Medium: Beige silk crepe, machine-made green tulle transparency
  • Bibliographic references: Catalogue of the exhibition Tras el espejo. Moda española. Madrid: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 2003.

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