Tuesday, March 25, 2014

My Top 10 Christobal Balenciaga Favorites From 1950

Since I am in the middle of another big batch of outfits, I am taking a break to share my favorite fashions by Christobal Balenciaga.

This jacket is stunning!  I was able to see it with my own eyes a few years ago in San Francisco.

Sandra Stillwell created a version of this jacket for her "Golden Gate Glamour" convention in 2011. The jacket was part of a huge collection of  separates called the "Cristobal Collection".  It is reversible, with a black side. I need to play around with this jacket more.

I love this look.

Sandra Stillwell also included this green wrap and red velvet hat in her "Cristobal Collection"
Photo by Lori Richards

I am running out of words to describe all these wonderful outfits.

This gown was also recreated for the 2011 convention.  I wish I had had the $$$$$ to buy it and the doll.

Balenciaga was having a big puffy sleeve moment in 1950 because I found three designs with them.

I love them too.

If I could find the right fabric, I would love to make this gown.  It would probably have to be custom made. I really need to learn how to use the embroidery part of my sewing machine.


The bodice detail in this dress is beautiful.

And of course there is this design.  I just finished a batch of these suits earlier this year.  What a job!

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