- Design House:
- House of Balenciaga (French, founded 1937)
- Cristobal Balenciaga (Spanish, Guetaria, San Sebastian 1895–1972 Javea)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Gina Gerardo, 1993
- Accession Number:
Not on view
A Spaniard, Balenciaga never failed to give passionate drama to the dress, imparting history and dance and ceremony in lace and in silhouette. A wide skirt with tiers of taffeta assures swing.