Cocktail dress, Balenciaga

  • Balenciaga

  • Without label
  • Haute couture, Winter 1964-65
  • Beige tulle embroidered with gold metal, sequins, pink plastic elements with metallic highlights, gold lamé, facetted pearls and gold wire, long gold tubes. Bottom in rayon satin mastic.
  • GAL2019.1.20
  • Acquisition Vogue Paris Foundation 2018
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

The Galliera Palace has the honour of preserving Cristobal Balenciaga's personal collection of historical clothing. Used for documentary purposes, this collection reveals the couturier's interest in 19th century fashion and liturgical garments. 

The influence of the embroidery techniques perfected during this century, as well as the magnificence of the clothes of the prelates, are evident in this short dress with flower motifs embroidered on tulle.

Notice's author : Alexandre Samson