Cristobal Balenciaga Wedding Dress c.1967. White gazar, with train. Balenciaga loved using stiff fabric, to create a beautiful form. One third of Balenciaga creations were made with Abraham's fine fabric, such as gazar. An oblique-line dress where the front hem is short and the back is long. The stiff quality of the gazar is used to its fullest.
Evening dress Place of origin: Paris, France (made) Date: February 1961 (made) Artist/Maker: Cristóbal Balenciaga, born 1895 - died 1972 (designer) Materials and Techniques: Gazar, lined with silk, boned Credit Line: Given by Mr Stavros Niarchos
The History and Future of the Couture Bride: Balenciagas 1968 bridal couture gown. Its unclear if it was shown on the runway (note the fisherman hat inspired by Cristobal Balenciagas father, which Ghesquiere reprised for spring