Hip-length jacket, open at the front, with a black velvet turndown collar and lapels. The front is fitted to the waist with darts. The straight, loose back adapts to the shoulder line with two darts. The three-quarter sleeves are assembled with three panels. Lined with ivory silk taffeta. An inside strap hugs the garment to the body, leaving the outside free and accentuating the fullness of the back.


  • Title: Hip-length jacket
  • Creator: Cristóbal Balenciaga
  • Creator Birth Date: 1895
  • Creator Death Date: 1972
  • Fashion House: Balenciaga
  • Date Created: Circa 1951
  • Location Created: San Sebastián, Spain
  • Provenance: Worn by María del Carmen Aguirre.
  • Type: Jacket
  • Photographer: Manuel Outumuro
  • Original Source: CBM 06.1999
  • Rights: Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa
  • Medium: Black velvet, ivory silk taffeta

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