Dress of silk crepe with silk- and metal-thread, bead and straw embroidery sketched by illustrator Tod Draz and published in a New York Times account of Her Majesty’s wardrobe, this dress was designed in spring to be worn in New York under an orange Thai silk evening coat that does not survive. Her Majesty also wore it in France beneath a white mink jacket similar to the one displayed in the adjacent gallery.


  • Title: Short Evening Dress
  • Creator: Pierre Balmain
  • Creator Birth Date: 1914
  • Creator Death Date: 1982
  • Fashion House: Balmain
  • Manufacturer: House of Lesage
  • Date Created: 1960
  • Location Created: Paris, France
  • Type: Dress
  • Rights: Collection of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.
  • Medium: Silk crepe, metal-thread, bead,straw embroidery

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