VELVET and LACE DESHABILLE, with WIZARD SLEEVES, 1930’s. Black bias cut silk panne velvet wrap with off center self button and loop closure, having sheer ecru Alencon lace bodice top and applique to velvet, curved skirt gores, lace topped long, pointed sleeve open from above the elbow, inside tie at waist. B-42, L-60. very good. $660.
Balenciaga EISA haute couture evening dress, circa 1953. Ballgown made from duchess satin in strapless design champagne color with a rounded cutting edge appearing on each side, a reminder of the small Basque, long puff multilayer petticoat tulle silk skirt. #Cristobal Balenciaga, #EISA was named after the designer's mother, a seamstress. #House of Balenciaga. Front