Ensemble, Balenciaga

EVENING COAT AND BELT

  • Balenciaga

  • Label on the coat in woven taffeta mounted in a capuchin, middle back neckline, black on white: "BALENCIAGA / 10, AVENUE GEORGES V. PARIS"
  • Haute couture, Summer 1967
  • White muslin, Lunéville embroidery of nacrolaque, glass tubes, pearly sequins, oval motifs and feathers, drawing and laying with vermicelli (Ways of making a broken one in order to obtain a gradient). Black silk satin ribbon.
  • GAL2019.1.25.1-2
  • Acquisition Vogue Paris Foundation 2018
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

Abundantly embroidered by Lesage, this evening coat is surprisingly modern with its sequins in the shape of claws graded from ivory to fuchsia. It is representative of the work of Balenciaga's materials, playing with the light effects on its surface as well as with the almost bestial aspect of the silhouette.

Notice's author : Alexandre Samson