Evening cape | Cristóbal Balenciaga (circa 1963) This evening cape by Cristóbal Balenciaga (1895–1972) is made from white gazar. It is double-breasted with four covered buttons and has a deep flounce seam and inset pocket in the flounce. It was designed to be worn with matching dress and is typical of the pared-down elegance of his creations of the 1960s.
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