Friday, November 16, 2012

Balenciaga Evening Gown, 1965

It's 1965.  Balenciaga shows this deceptively simple evening gown in bold fuschia crepe.  But it's 1965!  You can't just have a simple pink column gown and expect to make an impression.  So, the designer adds a huge stole of matching pink coque feathers.  Now you're talking!

I said the gown was deceptively simple because look what happens in the back.  Volume is tucked into a knot at the waist.  And that feather stole?  It's really a large complete circle of feathers.