Ball Gown

Physical Description

Ball gown of pink silk taffeta. The off-the-shoulder design has several layers of cream colored Chantilly lace around the neckline/shoulder edge. The dress itself is of bright fuchsia pink silk taffeta with ties over each arm. The bodice is seamed and fitted, with a left side seam zipper. The attached matching taffeta skirt is gathered and draped horizontally, and has several layers of Chantilly lace at hem. The skirt has three hoops under the lining.

Creation Information

Balenciaga, Cristobal, 1895-1972 1960.

Context

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 147 times , with 4 in the last month . More information about this object can be viewed below.

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Designer

  • Balenciaga, Cristobal, 1895-1972 Cristobal Balenciaga (b. Spain 1896-d. Spain 1972) began as a tailor in Spain and established Eisa Fashion House, named for his mother, in 1917. He opened his couture house in 1937 in Paris, France, having left Spain during the Spanish Civil War. The house closed during World War II, but reopened after the war. Cristobal Balenciaga retired in 1968, and died four years later. His creations are known for the sculptural approach he took to designing, with construction and cut that seemed simple was usually very complicated.

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Physical Description

Ball gown of pink silk taffeta. The off-the-shoulder design has several layers of cream colored Chantilly lace around the neckline/shoulder edge. The dress itself is of bright fuchsia pink silk taffeta with ties over each arm. The bodice is seamed and fitted, with a left side seam zipper. The attached matching taffeta skirt is gathered and draped horizontally, and has several layers of Chantilly lace at hem. The skirt has three hoops under the lining.

Notes

Designed for donor, the ball gown was worn for the first time to La Scala in Milan, Italy, and to an opera ball that followed in the palace of friends of the donors. It was worn with shoulder-length white gloves and fresh white gardenias.

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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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  • 1960

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  • Dec. 20, 2010, 11:16 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • July 6, 2014, 2:12 p.m.

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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

Balenciaga, Cristobal, 1895-1972. Ball Gown, physical object, 1960; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30194/: accessed February 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.