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Evening Ensemble, Cristobal Balenciaga (Spanish, 1895–1972) for the House of Balenciaga (French, founded 1937): 1950, French, silk.
Christian Dior (French, 1905-1957). Evening dress, late 1940s. House of Dior (French, founded 1947). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. Gilbert W. Chapman (1974.156)