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Inspiration for this this fragrant ball gown, made of black tulle woven with flowers, came from the mantillas of black lace, that already Francisco de Goya represented in his portraits.

Details

  • Title: Short Evening Gown
  • Creator: Cristóbal Balenciaga
  • Date: ca. 1955
  • Rights: Photo © bpk - Photo Agency / Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Stephan Klonk │ Text © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Christine Waidenschlager
  • Provenance: 2003 Kamer/Ruf collection; 1983 Christie’s, London, Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
  • Place of origin: Paris, France
  • ISIL no.: DE-MUS-018417
  • Type: Dress
  • External Link: http://www.smb.museum/museen-und-einrichtungen/kunstgewerbemuseum/home.html
  • Medium: Black cotton tulle with woven flowers, nude-coloured and black silk, synthetic stiffening material

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