Friday, December 12, 2008

A Fine Silk Faille Balenciaga Evening Coat

Purity of form, economy of line, sobriety and luxury are the trademarks of Balenciaga. When we think of Balenciaga, we think especially of his grand evening gowns or of his coats. We think of his carefully crafted and controlled volume. Remember the photo of Mona Bismarck in a dishabille looking over her shoulder with the curved collar dipping away from the nape of her neck? It is the ideal combination of elegance and sensuality.

RARE vintage recently acquired a fine silk faille evening coat from Cristobal Balenciaga. Our apologies as these are not the best photos of this coat. A similar coat was featured in the recent Balenciaga exhibit in Texas that was curated by Myra Walker. The coat can be seen on page 61 plate 37.

1960 silk faille Balenciaga evening coat with large front pockets.

For more information about this item please email or call (212) 581 7273

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