PIERRE BALMAIN PUCKERED SILK COCKTAIL DRESS, 1950's. Forest green taffeta puckered with a horizontal stripe, having cap sleeve and diamond shaped neckline with pleated bust, set-in waist, full skirt with yoke curving toward left hip above two woven black velvet ribbons with bows, back zipper, unlined.

PIERRE BALMAIN PUCKERED SILK COCKTAIL DRESS, 1950's. Forest green taffeta puckered with a horizontal stripe, having cap sleeve and diamond shaped neckline with pleated bust, set-in waist, full skirt with yoke curving toward left hip above two woven black velvet ribbons with bows, back zipper, unlined.

Pierre Balmain ball gown and matching evening coat, Autumn/Winter 1955  Ball gown and matching evening coat, Autumn/Winter 1955, labelled and indistinctly numbered, the boned, strapless bodice with ruched folds of ivory satin emphasising the curves of the breast in contrast to the tiny, fitted waist and enormous satin skirt with five internal layers of silk

An important Pierre Balmain ball gown and matching

Balmain - 1945 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Balmain Court Presentation Dress - 1953 - House of Balmain (French, founded - Design by Pierre Balmain (French, - Cotton, silk, plastic -

Pierre Balmain - vintage couture

A Pierre Balmain couture embroidered black satin cocktail gown, Image via Kerry Taylor Auctions.

Pierre Balmain (1914–82) opened his couture house in 1945. He had previously trained alongside Christian Dior at the couture house of Lucien Lelong. This is one of his couture evening dresses 1950-1955 cream silk grosgrain with matching machine made Swiss embroidery edging the low round neck, banding the hem and forming roundels on the wide curving flaring skirt. Source: http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O120591/evening-dress-balmain/

Vintage Fashion: Beautifully designed silk grosgrain evening dress with unique embroidery features. Designed by Pierre Balmain. Circa Photo Credit: Victoria and Albert Museum.

Pierre Balmain, 1955, embroidered by Lesage. Museum photo.

1955 Balmain Ivory Satin Embroidered with Gold Bouillion, Beads, Sequins, Crystal Rhinestones & Gold Paillettes (Maison Lesage, Embroidery)

1950s Vintage Simplicity Sewing Pattern 4922 Uncut Misses Cocktail Dress Size 14

1950s Vintage Simplicity Sewing Pattern 4922 Uncut Misses Cocktail Dress Size 14

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