1950s Balenciaga Cocktail Dress
Nobody made dresses like Cristobal Balenciaga. This lovely dress is so beautifully constructed, it is more like sculpture than fashion. This lovely dress features a slight bustle effect in the back where the fabric doubles back on itself, then back again, with intricate hand sewn pleats and a bit of tulle inside the layers to give it a bit of a lift. It is so beautifully done, you will be amazed at the workmanship, and the total effect of the detail. I also love the little wings on the back of the low V neck.
The fabric is a luxurious ottoman silk of acid green printed with gorgeous cabbage roses. The dress closes up the back with snaps and hooks.