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    Sale 5340

    Interiors - 20th Century Edition including Modern Design, Art, Fashion & Prints

    16 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 152

    BALENCIAGA COUTURE

    A CURVED WOOL SUIT

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    BALENCIAGA COUTURE
    A CURVED WOOL SUIT
    circa 1964, black and grey tweed, the jacket in a blouson shape to the back
    28in. waist
    Labelled, numbered indistinctly (2)


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    Jouve and Demornex, 'Balenciaga,' for very similar models. Golbin and Baron, 'Balenciaga Paris,' pp. 102, for similar.

    Balenciaga revisited the curved back several times from the 1940s through the 1960s. This example exhibits the cropped jacket of the early 1960s.

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    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage