Collection Online
silk, metal (fastenings)
148.0 cm (centre back) 35.5 cm (waist, flat)
Place/s of Execution
Paris, France
label, right seamline, woven in black on white acetate: BALENCIAGA / 10, GEORGE AV. PARIS
label, right seamline, printed in ink on white cotton: 60157
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Krystyna Campbell-Pretty and the Campbell-Pretty Family through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2017
© Balenciaga
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Professor AGL Shaw AO Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Full length gold strapless ball gown in velvet devoré with cross-front detail at the bust line and cinched at waist. The front of the dress extends in a continuous panel, while at the back, the waistline is curved with gathering to create fullness at the back. The gown extends to a longer train at the back.