Evening wrap House of Balenciaga (French, founded Designer: Cristobal Balenciaga (Spanish, Date: Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 57 in. cm) Length (b): 27 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Estate of Ann E.
Kimono dressing gown, c. This blue dressing gown began as a "furisode" or "swinging sleeves" kimono, a type worn only by young unmarried women, but was converted into a Victorian styled dress. For more information, click image.
FAKE fur is BETTER. Whitaker Auctions calls this a "wizard coat" because it has "exaggerated wizard sleeves." Wool, with those sleeves appliquéd in darker brown with black silk tassels, fur collar and cuff, contrasting faux button trim and satin lining.
Day dress, circa light olive green silk satin bodice and skirt with a long train and bustle, trimmed with rows of ruffles on sleeves and down the front of skirt. Via Gregg Museum, North Carolina State Univ.
Dinner dress Date: Culture: French Medium: silk, linen, rhinestones Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 19 in. cm) Length at CB (b): 55 in. cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art,