Woman’s dress

French (Paris)
1961
Designed by Pierre Balmain (French, 1914–1982)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Center back 36 3/4 in. (93.3 cm)

Accession Number

2000.962

Medium or Technique

Silk, plain weave crêpe; printed

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Fogarty McAndrew