Long wedding dress cut below the bust and at the waist. Independent long-sleeved bodice with jewel neckline, over which the dress is placed with two bodices sewn together: one with thin straps and the other, the outer bodice, with wide gathered straps that join at the back. The dress hugs the waist with a belt lined with the same fabric and secured with a buckle. The undergarment, cut at the waist and with a V-neck, has a straight strap at the back and darts to take in the chest. Fastens with hooks on the left side.

This dress was made in the workshop of EISA in San Sebastian. At the express wish of the bride, Carmen Alústiza, the gown had to differ in all of the details that traditionally defined wedding dresses. For this reason, the style and the fabric that Balenciaga chose were in total harmony with the models in vogue presented by the fashion magazines. The mantelet and picture hat which completed the dress were must-have accessories.


  • Title: Wedding dress
  • Creator: Cristóbal Balenciaga
  • Creator Birth Date: 1895
  • Creator Death Date: 1972
  • Fashion House: Balenciaga
  • Date Created: 1933
  • Location Created: San Sebastián, Spain
  • Type: Dress
  • Photographer: Manuel Outumuro
  • Rights: Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa

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