1965 Balenciaga Haute Couture Beige Silk Sash-Bow Dress and Jacket Set


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1965 Balenciaga Haute Couture Beige Silk Sash-Bow Dress and Jacket Set

$2,000.00 USD

ID: 0921201

Size: medium

Condition: VGood

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Stunning Balenciaga haute couture beige textured-silk cocktail dress with matching jacket dating back to 1965. Cristobal Balenciaga began his life's work in fashion at a very young age. It is fabled that the Marquesa de Casa Torres, who was so taken with his talent, sent him to Madrid for formal training in tailoring when he was just a teenager. Balenciaga's designs were more often than not, linear and streamlined. While Fath and Dior produced curvy confections know as "The New Look", Balenciaga created forms that hovered around the body in fluid lines. Balenciaga achieved what is considered to be his most important contribution to the world of fashion: a new silhouette for women. This rare two-piece ensemble is a wonderful example of his genius. As in all Balenciaga pieces, the final effect is deceptively simple but the cut and execution is quite complicated. The dress nipped in at the waist with a gorgeous organza sash side-bow for the perfect silhouttee. The matching button down jacket has a rich black velvet collar and 3/4-length sleeves. It is extremely difficult to find older Balenciaga garments so having both pieces still together, after all this time, is extra special. “Balenciaga abides by the law that elimination is the secret of chic.” Harper’s Bazaar, 1938

Bust: 35-36 inches
Waist: 28 inches
Total Length: 38 inches
Matching Jacket
Sleeve Length: 18 inches
Total Length: 38 inches

This vintage Balenciaga 93272 numbered couture dress and jacket set is in very good condition with no noticeable rips, holes or alternations. Both garments are all hand-finished. Dress closes with original size metal-zipper. After close inspection we found one watermark on the back right sleeve of the jacket and wear to the inner silk lining. The matching dress has two faint spots on the skirt which are hard to notice when worn. Please message for detailed pictures. Highly wearable and an investment that will continue to increase in value.