Evening Gown

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Evening gown of black rayon velvet; bustle trimmed with ermine tails; column shaped; built-in undergarment with boning; bustle lined in buckram. In box with dress: box with spare tails from Balenciaga.

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Balenciaga, Cristóbal 1964.

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This physical object is part of the collection entitled: Texas Fashion Collection and was provided by UNT College of Visual Arts + Design to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 111 times , with 11 in the last month . More information about this object can be viewed below.

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Evening gown of black rayon velvet; bustle trimmed with ermine tails; column shaped; built-in undergarment with boning; bustle lined in buckram.

In box with dress: box with spare tails from Balenciaga.

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Boning from Paris.

In donor's description, she writes: "Black Lyons Velvet ball gown with a cascade of ermine tails. Gown is to cling to body in front and is why he didn't line it there. All the fullness in back with a semi-bustle and a slight train. He made this especially for me for a big ball in Paris. NO one has one like it. It is terribly romantic. I also took it to America and wore to a huge party Al Meadows gave. I wore it with my mother-in-law's pearl choker. (The dress was a sensation at the Paris ball and also in Dallas.) I have many photos the press made of it I'll send you. Also enclosed are extra ermine tails Balenciaga gave me to replace any I might lose."

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Texas Fashion Collection

The UNT Texas Fashion Collection is dedicated to the preservation and documentation of historically significant fashion, and serves as an educational and inspirational resource for students, researchers, and the general public. This vital resource is part of the UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.

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  • 1964

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  • Dec. 20, 2010, 11:16 a.m.

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  • Oct. 9, 2014, 1:20 p.m.

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Balenciaga, Cristóbal. Evening Gown, physical object, 1964; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30144/: accessed September 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.