Balenciaga, such an interesting chiffon style. I have a pleated gray and black chiffon blouse that my Grandma wore in the 1920's with the smallest black pearl buttons and I typically wear it with large white (14-16mm) pearls on New Year's eve. To this day I receive so many compliments. I hope my Grandma in heaven likes my choice. She was a milliner and always fashionable!
If you aren't curvy, do you have to miss out on the resurgence of the 50s fashion craze? Nope, nope, nope. Balenciaga Outfit - 1955
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.
Cristóbal Balenciaga Couture FW 1967/1968
Inspiration: 'Balenciaga sleeve', Paris, 1950. Photographed by Irving Penn.