Collection Online
linen, silk, plastic (buttons)
(a) 50.0 cm (centre back) 45.6 cm (sleeve length) (jacket)
(b) 63.0 cm (centre back) 33.5 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)
Place/s of Execution
Paris, France
(a) label, inside centre back, woven in black on white silk: BALENCIAGA / 10. AVENUE GEORGE V. PARIS
stamped in purple ink on white cotton on reverse: (...illeg.) 81278
(b) none
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Dr Joan Mulholland, 1995
© 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
A two-piece black linen day suit. An easy fitting collarless jacket with a soft rounded shoulder line, three-quarter sleeve and wide bias cut basque and three centre front buttons. The skirt is knee length and finished with an 8.0 cm band linen with black silk crepe de chine rauleau in the construction seam.