Short jacket with square collar. The panels come to a peak at the front. Three-quarter-length sleeves. Adorned with piping and glass-paste beading, creating floral and heart-shaped motifs. The front and sleeves are decorated with tassels.

Made in Spain. Balenciaga was inspired by the short bullfighter jackets, characterised by their style and by the intricate decoration in braids and beads, inherited from the 18th-century clothing of the majos. This jacket, also called a shrug or bolero, is a beautiful example of those presented by the couturier in his 1947 winter collection.


  • Title: Jacket
  • Creator: Cristóbal Balenciaga
  • Creator Birth Date: 1895
  • Creator Death Date: 1972
  • Fashion House: Balenciaga
  • Date Created: 1947
  • Location Created: San Sebastián, Spain
  • Season: Winter 1947
  • Type: Jacket
  • Photographer: Manuel Outumuro
  • Rights: Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa
  • Medium: Piping and glass-paste beading

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