Designed by Pierre Balmain (French, 1914–1982)
Object Place: Paris, France
Center back 36 3/4 in. (93.3 cm)
Medium or Technique
Silk, plain weave crêpe; printed
Not On View
Cocktail dress. Sleeveless sheath with shoulder straps ending at back with bows. Scarf attached at neck front, draping around shoulders to the back with thumb loops at scarf ends. Body of dress pieces together following large floral print of black irises on a cream ground.
Condition: fair, small tears at zipper bottom, stained at underarms, possible rehemmed borders across the width ends.
Condition: good, overall fading
Gift of Mary Fogarty McAndrew