Collection Online
silk, metal, elastic tape
150.5 cm (centre back) 34.2 cm (waist, flat)
Place/s of Execution
label, centre front, elastic tape woven in white on black silk: PIERRE BALMAIN/ PARIS
label, centre front attached to designer label, stitched in red on white synthetic: MADE IN FRANCE
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Elvala Ayton, 2004
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Long silk evening dress with over bodice attached at shoulders featuring a cowl neckline at front and back and five covered buttons on left side seam. Dress is secured to body with elastic and metal hook closure at under bust level and metal zip with hook closure.