1950s Numbered Haute Couture Black Balenciaga Jacket
You can never go wrong with a perfectly made little black jacket and this stupendous Haute Coutre Balenciaga example is perhaps the epitome of that statement. Balenciaga has gone down in history as being one of the great Masters of couture and was known in particular for his sculptural approach. His pieces look quite simple initially but once one looks at the construction and techniques used to create this illusion of simplicity you realize the complexity behind the design. Made of a textured black wool, the jacket has soft rounded shoulders and a boxy cut. It is cut generously through the body with a nod to the exaggerated proportions of the time. It is finished with domed jet black buttons at the front. It is made to Haute Couture standards with every stitch hand done. This is true Haute Couture and early examples of his work in this condition are exceedingly hard to find. A true treasure. Excellent condition
Fully lined in fine black silk and closes with buttons at the front. Completely hand finished. Numbered behind the main label #83010
Sleeves: 24" approx.
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: 23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 22.5" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
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