Ivory silk faille bustier with scalloped edges, embroidered with sequins, rhinestones, and appliquéd with pink silk flowers and scrolling, silk-wrapped wire. Floor-length ivory silk faille skirt, labeled: "Eisa," with petticoat of starched silk net and silk plain weave lining.
Purchased by Marie-Noëlle Sudre from private collection, 1999; Purchased by MFA from Marie-Noëlle Sudre, 1999.
Otis Norcross Fund
Reproduced with permission.
- Designed by Cristóbal Balenciaga, Spanish (active in France), 1895–1972
- For House of Eisa, Spanish
- Embroidered by Rebé, French
Center front (bodice): 35.6 cm (14 in.) Center Back (skirt): 118.1 cm (46 1/2 in.) Center Back (petticoat): 106.7 cm (42 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk, plain weave (faille), appliquéd and embroidered with sequins, rhinestones, silk flowers, and silk-wrapped wire, with silk net and silk plain weave lining