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Diana Vreeland, wore this Valentino evening dress at the opening of "The World of Balenciaga," an exhibition at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art., The use of black gazar and the gown's sculptural structure are emblematic of Balenciaga's work.
Evening ensemble Valentino (Italian, born 1932) Date: spring/summer 1995 Culture: Italian Medium: silk, synthetics Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 35 1/2 in. (90.2 cm) Length at CB (b): 23 in. (58.4 cm) Length at CB (c): 5 1/2 in. (14 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Anne H. Bass, 1998