Balenciaga couture evening dress, circa 1953. Ballgown made from duchess satin in strapless design champagne colour 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.
1950s style included feminine and romantic silhouettes - full circle skirts, fitted pencil skirts and A-line shapes - that marked women's return to home and hearth after the war years.Dior and Balenciaga are the most successful designers in this decade. And all of the beautiful changes from Dior "New look" 1947