Bettina Ballard was the fashion editor of Vogue Magazine Through the 1940s and 1950s. Bettina Ballard arriving at Balenciaga at 9:15am to select clothes while wearing a Balenciaga suit. In the car are the coats and hats of the other fashion houses she will visit that day.
Coat (front view) | Cristóbal Balenciaga (Spanish, 1895-1972) | France, Fall 1950 | Beige wool duvetyn | The simplicity of Balenciaga's most innovative designs is perfectly realized in this garment. The visible folds are formed and anchored to a ribbon that runs inside the upper part of each sleeve, from the neckline to cuff, and the folds are tacked to the ribbon at approximately four inch intervals | The Museum at FIT