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Mid-calf-length dress, with a cut below the waist

Cristóbal Balenciaga for Balenciaga1945

Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa

Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa
Getaria , Spain

Mid-calf-length dress, with a cut below the waist. The bodice is loose, with a turndown collar and lapels. Fastens at the front with self-fabric buttons. The skirt, gathered at the waist, is made of four panels. The entire bodice is adorned with smooth velvet polka-dot appliqués, more concentrated at the neck, lapels and shoulders. The dress hugs the waist with a black silk taffeta belt.

Made in Spain, it coincides with the models used at the time, in which the shoulders were very prominent, in accordance with the military ambience of those years. The decoration evokes traditional Spanish clothing related to the world of the majos. Just like the jackets of the majos, the decoration is concentrated on the neck, lapels and shoulders. The velvet polka dots recall tassels on a macramé mesh that covered the bodies of the majas.

Details

  • Title: Mid-calf-length dress, with a cut below the waist
  • Creator: Cristóbal Balenciaga
  • Creator Birth Date: 1985
  • Creator Death Date: 1972
  • Fashion House: Balenciaga
  • Date Created: 1945
  • Location Created: San Sebastián, Spain
  • Type: Dress
  • Photographer: Manuel Outumuro
  • Rights: Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa
  • Medium: Velvet, black silk taffeta

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