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Woman's dress

Fall-Winter 2010–2011
Designed by Nicolas Ghesquière (French, born 1971), Designed for Balenciaga (French, founded 1937)


Center back: 91.4 cm (36 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Polyester, polyamide, wool, cotton, polyurethane, silk

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



‘Mod’ sleeveless dress with low waist and high neckline in shades of soft light tinted pink (skirt) and two tints of gray (skirt) made of unusual industrial, synthetic materials. Different textures and materials (glossy, perforated, rubberized) are pieced into a soft, cohesive whole. Inside label lists materials as 65% Polyester, 16% Polyamide, 15% Wool, 2% Cotton, 2% Polyurethane, and 100% Silk which must refer to the pink chiffon lining. Label at inside of neck reads, “BALENCIAGA.PARIS”. Dress from look #2 of Fall/Winter 2010-2011 collection


June 25, 2011, purchased by Pam Parmal at Barney's New York outlet (Wrentham, MA); 2011, sold by Pam Parmal to the MFA. (Accession date: September 21, 2011)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds provided by the Fashion Council, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston