Evening coat House of Balenciaga (French, founded Designer: Cristobal Balenciaga (Spanish, Date: ca. 1965 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 35 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of The Family of Mrs.
1955 Balenciaga wool sack dress, a style considered universally flattering. This dress is Balenciaga, but fast fashion quickly picked up on the style -- RTW manufacturers copied it. This silhouette anticipates the shift dress. Front view, 1 of 3 images.