Pink gazar silk evening dress with lace bustier. There is a built-in brassiere which forms the bodice section at the front. The dress itself is bagged out with a second layer and is cut from one rectangular piece of silk gazar. The gazar is mounted under the front skirt sections. The bow at the back is double folded with pleated tabs. The shoulders also have pleated tabs.

X-ray by Nick Veasey, 2016. © Nick Veasey


  • Title: Evening dress Evening dress
  • Creator: Cristóbal Balenciaga
  • Fashion House: Cristóbal Balenciaga
  • Date Created: 1965
  • Location Created: Spain
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 139.3 cm Centre front, Length: 2 cm Centre front seam, Circumference: 48.4 cm Neck line, Circumference: 47.6 cm Armscye, Circumference: 36 in Bustline, Circumference: 68 cm Skirt waist, Length: 69 cm Skirt centre front, Length: 133.56 cm Skirt centre back, Length: 6 cm Skirt hem, Length: 15.27 cm Bodice centre back, Length: 24.96 cm Bodice side back, Length: 24.29 cm Front neck drop
  • Provenance: Given by Miss Ava Gardner
  • Medium: Gazar silk with lace

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