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Breton Hat

Description: Breton hat of dark, almost navy blue felt. The high, cylindrical crown is slightly domed at top, and is encircled by the wide brim, which is upturned almost to vertical, forming a "wall" around the crown. The hat is unlined, with a dark blue inner grosgrain ribbon hatband, and with a small attached comb to help secure hat to wearer's head. Designer's label: "Balenciaga / 10, Avenue George V. Paris"
Date: 1964
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Breton Hat

Description: Breton hat of light turquoise/jade green fur felt. The high crown has a shallow domed top, and is encircled by the wide brim, which curves up vertically around the crown. The brim is lined/faced with the same fur felt. The hat is unlined, with matching green grosgrain ribbon inner hatband, and is accompanied by a hat pin, the head of which is covered in the same fur felt. Designer's label: "Balenciaga / 10, Avenue George V. Paris"
Date: 1960/1968
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Breton Hat

Description: Breton hat of light tan woven Baku straw. The high, cylindrical crown is slightly domed at top, and is encircled at the base by an off-white band of folded organza. The crown is surrounded by the wide upturned brim, which extends out and then turns up to vertical, forming a "wall" around the crown. Te side of the brim facing the crown is faced with a band of the same woven straw. The hat is unlined, with an off-white inner grosgrain ribbon hatband.
Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Breton Hat

Description: Breton hat of coiled braided golden brown rough straw. The high, domed crown is encircled by the brim, which extends out slightly and then turns up vertically. The hat is unlined, with inner off-white grosgrain ribbon hatband. No labels.
Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Calotte

Description: Calotte of beaded black satin. Evening hat in the form of a calotte (also spelled "calot"). The low, domed crown is made of segments of black satin over a core of woven straw. The surface is embellished with black plastic sequins and beads of various sizes. At top of crown is small squashed spheroid finial covered with a pattern of cylindrical and circular faceted black plastic beads. Inside lower edge of crown is black grosgrain ribbon band. Sewn behind band are three elastic loops to help secure hat to head of wearer. No labels.
Date: 1964
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Calotte Hat

Description: Calotte hat of brown velvet. One hatpin with black, avocado shaped head. Brim and top center seam meet to form V-shaped opening. Designer's label on inside hat band: "Balenciaga Hats . Paris" Retailer's label beneath designer's label: "Neiman-Marcus / Salon"
Date: 1956
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Coat

Description: Coat of deep pink and white plaid wool. Double breasted with six circular plastic deep pink buttons and covered buttonholes. Bracelet length sleeves; street length. Two front vertical single welt pockets. Half belt across back of same material with two circular plastic deep pink buttons and covered buttonholes at ends. Lined in deep pink silk. Designer's label: "Balenciaga / 10, Avenue George V. Paris"
Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Cocktail Dress

Description: Cocktail dress of fuschia (cranberry) silk with black feather print; bodice has round neckline and three-quarter length sleeves; skirt is knee-length and very full, gathered at waist and covered by a short piece of self fabric.
Date: 1953
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Cocktail Hat

Description: Cocktail hat of draped brown silk. The hat, reminiscent of a turban, is a soft crown construction, gathered into horizontal folds at front with a rhinestone set clip shaped as an "8", one "s" curve set with rectangular stones, the other with three rows of circular stones. Interior lined in brown mesh, with inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband. At front of inner hatband is attached small comb to help secure hat to wearer's head. Accompanied by a small hatpin, the head covered with same fabric.
Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Derby Hat

Description: Derby style hat of navy blue velour. High, domed 4" deep crown with narrow upward curved brim. Unlined with blue grosgrain ribbon inner headband.
Date: 1965
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Dinner Gown

Description: a) Dinner gown with black crepe skier and white faille bodice; bodice is hand embroidered in irridescent rhinestones, sequins, silver thread, and crystal drops. b) 2" sash of bright pink satin at natural waist.
Date: 1960
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Dress

Description: Dress of champagne colored chantilly lace; short sleeves; drop waist with gathered, full, knee-length skirt; babydoll style.
Date: 1965
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble

Description: Ensemble in black and oatmeal colored wool, consisting of: A) Jacket: Semi-fitted wool in abstracted herringbone weave with black and oatmeal yarns running double throughout; moderately rounded neckline with asymmetrical mandarin collar; full-length raglan sleeves with overarm seam and undersleeve; double breasted front opening with eight round, plastic, oatmeal colored buttons and four bound buttonholes supplemented by single hook & eye inside lap at waist; vertical welt pockets on front lined in black silk; fully lined in black silk. Designer's label at inside collar: "Balenciaga / 10 Avenue George V Paris" and "Made in France". Retailer's label at inside side seam: "Neiman-Marcus" B) Dress: Knee length dress; bodice of black wool gauze with jewel neckline; sleeveless; lapped centerfront opening with four round self-covered buttons and bound buttonholes supplemented by single snap and hook & eye; bodice gathers into seam at natural waistline; gathered hip yoke of same gauze; straight skirt of matching herringbone has three snaps at centerfront opening; folded hem; gauze is lined in black silk organdy; skirt is unlined.
Date: 1950
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble - Coat and Dress

Description: a) Cocktail dress of dark green jacquard silk with black field in a pebble motif. Fitted bodice is sleeveless with slight scoop neckline. Gathered, A-line skirt with inseam pockets. Knee-length. Skirt lined in black silk and bodice partially lined at neck with black organza. Left shoulder separates with 5 snaps. Centered, left side zipper with strapped hook & eye. Designer's label at inside back neckline: "EISA" b) Coat of self fabric has sewn down, drawstring neckline. Three-quarter length raglan sleeves. Open front; knee-length. Fully lined in black taffeta with interlining of stiff netting for fullness. Designer's label at inside back neckline: "EISA"
Date: 1965
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble - Coat, Tunic, and Pants

Description: Ensemble consisting of: a) Coat of silver lame with jeweled buttons lined in same black wool jersey as dress. b) Tunic top of black wool jersey. Sleeveless with two side slit pockets. Closure at back with two snaps and self-covered buttons. Lined in black silk. c) Pants of heavy black wool jersey. Double side zippers. Designer Label: "EISA"
Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble - Dress and Jacket

Description: Ensemble of oatmeal colored wool tweed: a) Jacket of beige and black wool tweed with V-neckline with standard notched collar and wide lapels; short, princess seams; 3/4 length, set in, two piece sleeves; double breasted opening with four round, plastic, beige buttons and two bound buttonholes supplemented by single large covered snap inside lap at waist; fully lined in beige silk. Label stitched inside back neck below collar. b) Dress of same; sleeveless; falling just below the knee; deep rounded neckline; empire waist seam; straight skirt has slight gathers in front; left side underarm zipper closure supplemented by single hook&eye closure; folded hem; armhole and neck facings; brassiere strap keepers snap inside shoulders; unlined.
Date: 1960
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble - Evening Gown and Stole

Description: a) Evening gown of black wool and silk taffeta; top of wool with low scooped, curved neckline cut deep in back with 3/4 sleeves; fitted bodice extends to hip; skirt of silk taffeta; gathered; with silk underskirt. b) Stole of black wool with silk ruffled ends.
Date: 1949
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Evening Cape

Description: Evening cape of pale pink silk gazar; oversized, rectangular shaped with shoulder corners turned-in forming diagonal armholes.
Date: 1960
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Evening Dress

Description: Evening dress of black silk crepe with jewel neckline, and three-quarter length sleeves; completely hand embroidered in turquoise, white and gold paillettes; knee-length.
Date: 1967
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Evening Ensemble

Description: Evening ensemble consisting of gold brocade evening gown trimmed in white mink with matching coat and detachable train. A) Evening coat of gold brocade. Ballerina length with short, dolman sleeves. Banded neckline. Center front opening is cutaway in front below waist and tapers to hem. Lined in gold metallic organdy. B) Evening dress of gold brocade with white mink fur trim at the neckline and hips. Full length with princess seaming and slight A-line to skirt. Scooped back. Fur trim around neckline and back goes over shoulders to form straps of dress. Center back zipper. Belt of fur at hips closes in back the 3 covered hook & eyes. Skirt lined in white tulle. Bodice is boned and lined in white netting and closes in back with hook & eyes. Designer's Label: "Balenciaga / 10 Avenue George V Paris" Model label behind designer's label: "74184" C) Detachable train of gold brocade. Train is rectangular in shape and gathers into smocking where it attaches to back of dress with snaps and hook & eyes. Floor length. Unlined.
Date: 1958
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Evening Gown

Description: Evening gown of black silk with black mink around the neckline and hem; V-neckline; sleeveless; full-length, A-line from waist.
Date: unknown
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Evening Gown

Description: Evening gown of black velvet with hand embroidered pearls, rhinestones, and beads along side seams and hem; sleeveless; full-length; scoop neckline.
Date: 1965~
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Evening Gown

Description: Evening gown of red velvet. Floor length with wide, rounded neckline with deep scoop in back and 3/4 raglan sleeves. 1/2" and 1/4" round pearl beads sewn 2" apart over entire dress. Full-length, natural waist A-line skirt with slight train. Zipper closure at center back. Unlined with bodice and sleeved interfaced in maroon silk chiffon. Designer's label at inside right side seam under arm: "EISA"
Date: 1960
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Evening Gown

Description: 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.
Date: 1964
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design