1967 Balenciaga Wool Coat
Behind the Balenciaga label is a bit of tape numbered 99553 which I believe dates it to 1967. The fabric is a thick, almost plush feeling wool in a cool winter white. The buttons are little rosettes made of black silk cord. The cut is one of the best I have ever seen. Senior Balenciaga really devised a clever and unique seaming down the sides working the slash pocket into the zig-zag seam. The shoulders are fashionably sloped and the overall structure of the coat is sculptural and very couture.