Cristobal Balenciaga, born in Spain, excelled in designing Flamenco hemline dresses like this one. The black Chantilly lace flows down dynamically and rhythmically over the dress.
Balenciaga, the Master of Haute Couture, pursued new designs with his superb cutting techniques. In addition to modern forms, elements of his homeland's traditional clothing are seen often in his works. Together with Christian Dior (1905–1957), Balenciaga was one of the two shining stars of the post-World War II fashion world.


  • Title: Evening Dress
  • Creator: Cristobal Balenciaga
  • Fashion House: BALENCIAGA 10, AVENUE GEORGE V PARIS (92556 Hand writing)
  • Label: BALENCIAGA 10, AVENUE GEORGE V PARIS (92556 Hand writing)
  • Manufacturer: Balenciaga
  • Date Created: Autumn/Winter 1961
  • Season: Autumn / Winter 1961
  • Type: Dress
  • Photographer: ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Takashi Hatakeyama
  • Rights: Collection of The Kyoto Costume Institute
  • Medium: Black silk with layers of rose patterned lace; lace ruffles from neckline to hem.

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