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1960s Evening dress

Evening dress Design House: House of Balenciaga (French, founded Designer: Cristobal Balenciaga (Spanish, Guetaria, San Sebastian Javea) Date: 1963 Culture: French Medium: silk

The year 1908 marked the true turning point in fashion, when the stiffly corseted, heavy-bosomed ideal of the Fin-de-Siècle, with its attendant bulk of rustling underwear, finally became demodé, and the slender new twentieth century silhouette was launched. Margaine-Lacroix’s important rôle in bringing about this great fashion change, has long since been forgotten, in part due to the attention today accorded to Paul Poiret and the influence of the Ballets Russes. (text from RBKC Libraries…

Jeanne Margaine-Lacroix article about the forgotten designer whose figure-revealing dresses caused a sensation in 1908 and launched the slender silhouette of the twentieth century.

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