Balenciaga Misty Sheath

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

Balenciaga Misty Sheath, 1950

Gelatin silver print
7 x 11 in. (board)
Gift of Irving Penn, 1997.21.60

SERIES I: FASHION (UNRESTRICTED)
"Balenciaga Misty Sheath", also known as "Cocoa-Colored Balenciaga Dress (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn)," for Vogue, 1950 Paris Collection, job no. 3985. 2 1/4 in. black and white gelatin silver contact prints mounted on 7 x 11 in. board.
Ssee also collection print, accession number 1996.233.