Knee-length V-neck dress, cut at waistline. Fastens at the front with buttons and press-studs. The panels that make up the front are bias cut and extend on either side to form the sleeves. The back has a central piece and side pieces that also extend to the sleeves. Gathered at the shoulder, the sleeves open at the end like a frill. The back, blouse-like on the outside, is adjusted on the inside with a loose lining and two straps. The full skirt is gathered at the centre of the front and at the back. The skirt is hemmed in beige silk crepe.

The structure coincides with the models of the thirties. The tendency to leave the back of the dresses loose is obvious in this model, which, masterfully assembled, announces the semi-fitted line later designed by Balenciaga.


  • Title: Knee-length V-neck dress, cut at waistline
  • Creator: Cristóbal Balenciaga
  • Creator Birth Date: 1895
  • Creator Death Date: 1972
  • Fashion House: Balenciaga
  • Date Created: 1938
  • Location Created: San Sebastián, Spain
  • Type: Dress
  • Photographer: Manuel Outumuro
  • Rights: Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa
  • Medium: Silk crepe

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