Evening wrap House of Balenciaga (French, founded 1937) Designer: Cristobal Balenciaga (Spanish, 1895–1972) Date: 1949–51 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 57 1/2 in. (146.1 cm) Length (b): 27 3/4 in. (70.5 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Estate of Ann E. Woodward, 1987
Masters of the House: A Look Back at Balenciaga in
pose///Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière Photographed by David Sims for Vogue. The movement of the model is a great way to show off the voluminous nature of the garment and just how full the dress is. Her legs show this movement and angular positioning fill up the bottom of frame.