Object Name: mini dress
Artist/Maker: Pierre Balmain, Paris
Role in production: maker
Place of Creation: Europe, France, Île-de-France, Paris
Accession Number: 2007.37
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: [image copyright] Kerry Taylor Auctions, in perpetuity
Mini cocktail dress in black organza and velvet, with large cutwork daisies and spots, the petals formed of rouleaux bars of organza against a nude chiffon ground with velvet edging. Lined beige silk crepe; CB zip fastening; woven label on side seam: 'Pierre Balmain, Paris' with attached written tape label '150815'.
The Musee de les arts decoratifs in Paris thought that the embroidery was probably by Lesage.
Height: 86 cm
Type: L (cb dress)