Long dress with a rounded train. The front is made from a single panel, which extends to form the back of the dress. It has an inverted “V” seam under the bust and darts. The neckline is round and the kimono sleeves are made by extending the yoke. The back, with a seam down the centre, is cut from two triangular panels. Lined with ivory silk taffeta. Fastens down the centre back with press-studs.
This wedding dress was made in Spain. Balenciaga chose gazar for its sculptural qualities. The absolute purity of the colour, intimately linked with the wedding ceremony, accentuates the clean lines, subtly tapered by the seam that frames the bust. The essence of simplicity.