Cristobal Balenciaga couture

Balenciaga and the game changers

Cocktail Dress, Cristóbal Balenciaga (Spanish (active in France) 1895–1972): 1949, French,  silk moiré taffeta.

Balenciaga 1949 Woman's two-piece cocktail dress Black silk moiré halter dress with matching collar. Edges of wrap-around skirt and collar accented with deep points Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

vintage 1950s fashion louise Dahl Wolfe

Le Shantung Domine L’Officiel 1951 Photographer: Philippe Pottier Jacques Fath, Spring 1951 . Note the gorgeous trapunto work on the coat.

Tabulous Design: Tabulous Tastemaker: Cristobal Balenciaga

Today we are celebrating the man who has been called the King of Couture, Cristóbal Balenciaga. Balenciaga was born on this day 121 years ago in 1895 in th

Wedding dress, Balenciaga,  1957

Wedding Dress Cristobal Balenciaga, 1957 Museo del Traje (**Beautiful gown - just please make up your mind, long OR short sleeves!

1959, Balenciaga "Eisa" Dress of red taffeta with slim silhouette and satin bustle.

Balenciaga "Eisa" Dress of red taffeta with slim silhouette and satin bustle.

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