Evening Gown

Description:

Ballgown of olive/brown iridescent silk taffeta with all over Lesage embroidery of metallic thread, beads, small sequins, and green chenille yarn. Full length; round neck; long sleeves; center back zipper. Lined in copper colored organza.

Designer's label: "Pierre Balmain / Paris"
Style label under designer's label: "173666"

Accompanying gown, but not shown:

Stole of olive green silk; fringed ends.

Petticoat for dress. Under layers of very stiff olive netting. Inner support bodice of copper brown silk; extends below waist to knee to form underskirt. Back zipper.

Creator(s):
Location(s): France - Île-de-France Region - Département de Ville de Paris - Paris
Creation Date: 2000~  
Partner(s):
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection(s):
Texas Fashion Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 26
Past 30 days: 2
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Designer):
de la Renta, Oscar

de la Renta, Oscar (b. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1932 - d. 2014 USA) Head designer for the House of Balmain, 1993-2003.

Creator (Designer):
House of Balmain

House of Balmain (Paris, France) was founded by Pierre Balmain (b. Aix-les-Bains, France, 1914 - d. Paris, France, 1982) Oscar de la Renta was Head Designer for the House from 1993-2003.

Creator (Manufacturer):
Maison Lesage

Maison Lesage (Paris, France) originally founded as embroidery workshop of Michonet in 1858, taken over by the Lesage family in 1924, and made famous for the quality of the embroidery and beading.

Date(s):
  • Creation: 2000~
Coverage:
Place
France - Île-de-France Region - Département de Ville de Paris - Paris
Date
2000~  
Description:

Ballgown of olive/brown iridescent silk taffeta with all over Lesage embroidery of metallic thread, beads, small sequins, and green chenille yarn. Full length; round neck; long sleeves; center back zipper. Lined in copper colored organza.

Designer's label: "Pierre Balmain / Paris"
Style label under designer's label: "173666"

Accompanying gown, but not shown:

Stole of olive green silk; fringed ends.

Petticoat for dress. Under layers of very stiff olive netting. Inner support bodice of copper brown silk; extends below waist to knee to form underskirt. Back zipper.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Contributor(s):
Partner:
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection:
Texas Fashion Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 2009.001.014
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc286947
Resource Type: Physical Object
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public
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