Ivory silk faille bustier with scalloped edges, embroidered with sequins, rhinestones, and appliquéd with pink silk flowers and scrolling, silk-wrapped wire. Floor-length ivory silk faille skirt, labeled: "Eisa," with petticoat of starched silk net and silk plain weave lining.


  • Title: Evening dress
  • Creator: Cristóbal Balenciaga
  • Creator Birth Date: 1895
  • Creator Death Date: 1972
  • Fashion House: EISA
  • Manufacturer: Embroidered by: Rebé, French
  • Date Created: 1949
  • Physical Dimensions: Center front (bodice): 35.6 cm (14 in.)
  • Provenance: Purchased by Marie-Noëlle Sudre from private collection, 1999; Purchased by MFA from Marie-Noëlle Sudre, 1999.
  • Type: Dress
  • Rights: Otis Norcross Fund. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. All Rights Reserved.
  • Medium: Silk, plain weave (faille), appliquéd and embroidered with sequins, rhinestones, silk flowers, and silk-wrapped wire, with silk net and silk plain weave lining

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