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A TRAPEZE SHAPED BLACK SILK CLOQUÉ CAPE
A TRAPEZE SHAPED BLACK SILK CLOQUÉ CAPE

BALENCIAGA, PROBABLY AUTUMN/WINTER 2006-07

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A TRAPEZE SHAPED BLACK SILK CLOQUÉ CAPE
BALENCIAGA, PROBABLY AUTUMN/WINTER 2006-07
The cape with over-sized flounced hem, double breasted, with inner weights and padding
Continental size 36
Labelled 'BALENCIAGA, EDITION'

Lot Essay

This piece by Spanish couturier, Cristóbal Balenciaga, represents an understanding of clothing as sculpture and an innovative cutting technique, for which the designer was so well known. It is typical of the simplicity and elegance of Balenciaga's designs from the 1960s onwards. Understandably, this garment is a favourite of Daphne's and she has worn it as both a coat and alone, as a dress.

Compare The Victoria and Albert Museum collection for a similar white silk gazar coat from February 1963, museum number 'T.31-1974'.

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