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Balenciaga suit 1953

Object Name: suit

Artist/Maker: Balenciaga, Cristobal
Place of Creation: Paris
Date: 1953

Accession Number: 2006.48
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • silk
  • wool

Fine tweed jacket in black and cream with black velvet collar and three quarter length sleeves; single breasted fastening with 3 buttons; fitted to the waist. Contrasting black silk grosgrain skirt with button front and scalloped front hem. Both labelled 'Balenciaga, 10 Avenue Rue George V, Paris'
A very widely advertised jacket: see FEMME, Printemps 1953 and JARDIN DE MODES Avril 1953 for images of this jacket with a matching tweed skirt. Also ALBUM DU FIGARO, Avril/Mai 1953