Collection Online
silk (velvet), cotton (net), plastic (beads)
154.0 cm (centre back) 33.5 cm (waist, flat)
Place/s of Execution
Paris, France
label, inside proper right underarm seam, woven in cream on black silk: BALENCIAGA / 10, AVENUE GEORGE V. PARIS
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Dominique Sirop, 2018
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Black velvet evening dress with long sleeves, high rounded neckline and bodice insert of beaded net at front yoke. Skirt is heavily pleated from the waistline. The dress fastens at centre back neckline with metal hook and eye and with press studs and hook and eyes at proper left sides The bodice features an internal waist tape.