Loungewear. House of Balenciaga (French, founded 1937). Designer: Cristobal Balenciaga (Spanish, 1895–1972). Date: spring/summer 1961. Culture: French. Medium: silk. Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 60 1/2 in. (153.7 cm). Length at Side Seam (b): 40 in. (101.6 cm). Length (c, d): 11 in. (27.9 cm).
Cocktail Dress, Cristobal Balenciaga for EISA: spring/summer 1959, silk taffeta trimmed with fringe. "...In 1937 Balenciaga moved to Paris from his home country, and opened a new fashion house under his own name. He didn't adhere to existing stereotyped designs, but broadened the horizon of new styles, and introduced the Tunic Dress (1955), the Baby Doll (1957) and the Sack Dress (1958), etc."
'Baby doll' dress in ivory silk taffeta with floral print in various tones of red and fuchsia | Cristóbal Balenciaga (Spanish, 1895-1972) | Date: 1958 | Cut at the hipline, the bodice is straight with dropshoulder sleeves and a round neckline at the front and back. The full pleated skirt is decorated with a bow made from the same fabric | Museo Cristóbal Balenciaga, Getaria, Spain
Dress,1950 Designer Balenciaga, Cristobal, 1895-1972 Navy blue and gold plaid dress with full short skirt and halter neckline. Synthetic fabric. Self-fabric belt. Bodice lined with navy blue crepe; has boning. Unlined skirt has navy blue petticoat, possibly of silk organza. Front