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Cocktail Dress (Detail)
Balenciaga 
Spring/Summer 1948
This exquisite cocktail dress by Spanish designer Cristóbal Balenciaga utilizes the New Look silhouette, which was created by Parisian designer Christian Dior and showcased in his infamous collection presented in 1947, to great effect. The toreador-like black lace in floral motifs over deep red silk references the bullfights of Spain.
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Cocktail Dress (Detail)

Balenciaga

Spring/Summer 1948

This exquisite cocktail dress by Spanish designer Cristóbal Balenciaga utilizes the New Look silhouette, which was created by Parisian designer Christian Dior and showcased in his infamous collection presented in 1947, to great effect. The toreador-like black lace in floral motifs over deep red silk references the bullfights of Spain.

(See the full dress here)

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