Saturday, January 08, 2011


One of my favorite women in Los Angeles has a new gig. Katherine Ross has been named the US Brand Consultant to Balenciaga and she will be phenomenal in this role as she is in everything else she does.

This made me think of the various Balenciaga gowns and dresses we have sold at Decades over the decades such as an amazing feather gown from the 60s, a mint organza gown with crystal bodice (you can find these on the blog) and then I thought of this terribly chic Cristobal Balenciaga Haute Couture LBD that is actually much more than just a LBD from the 1950s.

This dentelle lurex lace bateau neck dress has an effortless shift silhouette in a phenomenal fabric that is what Haute Couture is all about. The lurex lace is layered over a similar silhouette of fine black silk that is revealed slightly at the arm holes of the dress and at the hem. And what is "84150"? Why, it's the handwritten model number behind the esteemed black and cream Balenciaga label. This is the epitome of chic and the very definition of true luxury.

Cristobal Balenciaga Haute Couture lurex lace bateau neck cocktail dress. c. 1950. Modern 4 to 6. SOLD

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