Evening dress, House of Balenciaga (French, founded 1937), silk, French

Evening dress

Design House:
House of Balenciaga (French, founded 1937)
Designer:
Cristobal Balenciaga (Spanish, Guetaria, San Sebastian 1895–1972 Javea)
Date:
1951
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Gift of Gina Gerardo, 1993
Accession Number:
1993.393.1
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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Our New Clothes: Acquisitions of the 1990s," April 6, 1999–August 22, 1999.