KCIDigital Archives

The KCI Digital Archives on the KCI website presents image and text information for the objects in the collection, arranged in chronological order.

Evening wrap

© The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Kazumi Kurigami

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Evening wrap

c. 1955

Hubert de Givenchy
Shocking pink silk satin; straight cutting; triangle gusset at sides.
Inventory Number(s)
AC9168 94-36

This evening wrap was created by straight cutting. Its vivid color and firm texture of high-quality silk satin are effectively utilized.
Hubert de Givenchy established an Haute Couture house in 1952. In 1953 he met Cristobal Balenciaga (1895–1972), and was deeply influenced by the Master. Following Balenciaga's footsteps, Givenchy eliminated excessive decorations and strove to produce the minimal and elegant dress that seems to be a step ahead to the fashions of the 1960s.