1950s Balenciaga Coat
It is inaccurate to consider garments made for Balenciaga's Eisa shops as ready to wear. Eisa pieces, though sold in Spain, were made to the same rigorous standards as the Paris garments and were never mass produced. Every Eisa I have ever had the pleasure to discover is a masterpiece.
This coat is a classic Balenciaga design. The color is a warm shade of oatmeal. It is a sturdy wool.
The raglan sleeves are pure magic. The dainty collar is precious.. the pocket flaps are just for show... there are no pockets. I love how the faux pocket flaps line up exactly to the edge of the sleeve. I also adore the way the coat hangs perfectly straight down the back. This is a coat of amazing grace. The buttons are classic, plain, cream plastic... so indicative of Balenciaga's style.