1965-66 House of Balenciaga | Afternoon ensemble | French | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Evening coat, fall/winter 1950. Cristobal Balenciaga (Spanish, 1895–1972)This full evening coat of American Beauty red velvet has melon or pumpkin sleeves. A double circular cape collar conceals where the front is gathered at the neck and the short back yoke to which a full back is gathered. The tremendous balloon sleeves attach to a turnback cuff.
1952 Evening dress Design House: House of Balenciaga (French, founded 1937)
Coat, Evening House of Balenciaga (French, founded 1937) Designer: Cristobal Balenciaga (Spanish, 1895–1972) Date: 1958–65
Cristóbal Balenciaga 1950 Winter Coats Cape Collar René Gruau
Cocktail ensemble (a) House of Givenchy (French, founded 1952) Designer: (a) Hubert de Givenchy (French, born Beauvais, 1927) Date: 1965–67 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Heel to Toe (b, c): 11 in. (27.9 cm)