A brown wool mohair coat, labelled 'Balenciaga Paris' in a voluminous 'egg-style' cut with four domed semi-spherical black buttons, the front and back panels cut in one with the sleeves, with diagonal vented pockets and stand collar that can be worn up or down. The original design appeared in the AW 1960 collection (no. 84) For a similar coat in blue see 'Balenciaga' Cristobal Balenciaga Museum catalogue pp140-141.
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