Dress

French
about 1955–1965
Cristóbal Balenciaga (Spanish (active in France), 1895–1972)


Dimensions

Center back: 88 cm (34 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2011.2424

Medium or Technique

Silk; net, embroidered with beads, sequins, metallic thread, chenille thread

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Knee length, short sleeved cocktail dress with peach-colored underdess with black band at hem and cuffs; overdress of black net embroidered with floral designs, with beads, sequines, silver and gold metallic thread and turquiose chenille thread; labeled “Balenciaga / 10 Avenue George V Paris / Made in France”

Provenance

February 7, 2011, sold by Palm Beach Vintage, West Palm Beach, FL to Frederic A. Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2011, year-end gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: January 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.