Woman's evening dress
Cristóbal Balenciaga (Spanish (active in France), 1895–1972)
Object Place: Paris, France
Center back 51 in. (129.5 cm)
Medium or Technique
Warp-printed (chiné) silk faille
Not On View
Yellow/lime green printed silk faille in large pomegranate/grape pattern. Slighty dropped and gathered waistband curving up in back to gathered “Watteau” back. Label: “Balenciaga 10, Avenue George V Paris”
Before 1999: private collection; by 1999, purchased by Marie-Noëlle Sudre from private collection; purchased by MFA from Marie-Noëlle Sudre, 1999.
William E. Nickerson Fund
Reproduced with permission.