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    Vintage Fashion: Balenciaga | c.1956

  • Sila Roz

    Vestido en gros de Nápoles verde con transparente de tul mecánico y sobrefalda en gros de Nápoles del mismo color. 1956. Cristóbal Balenciaga.

  • Valeen Gonzalez

    Balenciaga Cocktail Dress in green gros de Naples with transparent, machine-made tulle and green gros de Naples overskirt, 1956

  • Bayo Omole

    Balenciaga Dress in green gros de Naples with transparent, machine-made tulle and green gros de Naples overskirt 1956 Dress in green gros de Naples with transparent, machine-made tulle and green gros de Naples overskirt Dress and overskirt ensemble. The pale-green gros de Naples dress is complemented with a draped, machine-made tulle transparency and decorated with polka dots. The bodice is fitted, strapless, reinforced with boning and padding at the chest. In the same tulle as the transparency, a piece sewn at the front of the neckline can be used as a stole. Decorated with black silk satin bows at the base of the skirt and at the front of the neckline. The pale green gros de Naples overskirt can be worn in two ways, either at the waist as an overskirt, or fitting it to the neck, like a puffed cape. The dress, made in the workshops of Paris and presented in the 1956 winter collection, has all the characteristics of the typical 1950s silhouette: a corset to mould the waist, deep neckline and full skirt. Without a doubt, the novelty of this garment lies in the multipurpose outer piece. Whether worn as a cape or an overskirt, it gives the dress a regal presence.

  • Javier Álvarez Batista

    Cocktail dress, Cristobal Balenciaga c. 1956 Green gros de Naples with transparent, machine-made tulle and pale green gros de Naples overskirt, which can also be worn as a puffed cape.

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