07 novembre 2015

Fashion's evolution showcased in exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum

Charles James, "Four-Leaf Clover" dress, 1953. Duchesse satin, lace, and silk shantung. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, 2009; Gift of Josephine Abercrombie,1953, 2009.300.784. Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art. CINCINNATI, OH.- High Style: Twentieth Century Masterworks from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection opens at the Cincinnati Art Museum on Nov. 7. This landmark exhibition of garments and accessories from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan... [Lire la suite]

30 juillet 2015

Cristóbal Balenciaga, Woman's Dinner Dress, 1939

Cristóbal Balenciaga (Spain, active France, 1895-1972), Woman's Dinner Dress, 1939. Silk serge appliquéd on silk chiffon. Gift of Donald P. Daniels in memory of Genevieve Winans Daniels (M.70.39.1).  Los Angeles County Museum of Art © Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
17 juin 2009

Seven Balenciaga couture 1960s dresses and coats

A Balenciaga couture black slubbed silk dinner dress, Spring 1962 labelled and numbered 81793, with curved lightly padded shoulders, deep slanted front pockets, back buttoned with integral tie belt to waist, bust 96cm, 38in. Condition: faint white-ish stains to front of bodice, small hole at rear sleeve/shoulder seam but it could be easily sewn up, deodorant marks at underarms, neck edge and underarms with soiling, in need of cleaning, one button replaced at the back. Estimate: £350 - £500 A... [Lire la suite]