Balmain (France)

From the voluminous skirts of the post-World War II “New Look” favored by Hollywood icons like Audrey Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich to the sleek, skinny jeans seen on Nicki Minaj, Kid Cudi and every Kardashian, clothes from the House of Balmain have long been mainstays in celebrity wardrobes.


     The son of a dressmaker and a drapery salesman, Pierre Balmain was born in 1914 in southeastern France and formed an interest in fashion at an early age. His mother wanted her son to be an architect — but the principles of design and structure Balmain learned in his brief studies at the École des Beaux Arts served him well throughout his career. Balmain founded his now-iconic label in 1945. Alongside fellow couture titans Christian Dior and Hubert de Givenchy, Balmain’s post-war take on luxe dressing featured bell-shaped skirts falling from slender waists, structured jackets over sheath dresses and embellishments like fur trim; he called the look “Jolie Madame.” The Duchess of Windsor was an early fan, prompting an aristocratic following. Balmain was among the first to offer French looks to the American market. Since Pierre Balmain’s death in 1982, the design reins have been handed to luminaries such as Oscar de la Renta and Instagram sensation Olivier Rousteing.


     Today’s Balmain has more in common with the master’s original haute couture than you might expect: sharply tailored blazers that nip in at the waist, delicate stilettos and ultra-feminine evening wear are wardrobe basics for the 21st-century woman, too. Lovers of couture history will also prize the fluid, easy sketches from the master’s own hand they’ll find on offer here, while fashionistas clamor for military-style jackets and skinny jeans. Whether you’re a colonel in Rousteing’s “glamour army” or you fancy yourself a “Jolie Madame,” a Balmain piece — from the sixties or even last season — will add a bold, sexy note to your look. Daytime or night, vintage Balmain feels right now.

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Balmain Wool Cropped Military Style Jacket with Em...
Balmain Jackets
This is a wool military style jacket by Balmain. It features a cropped fit and embellishment details on the shoulders, cuffs, and front. It also has 3 hidden snap closures in front. ...
Balmain Green Patterned Lace Up Detail Flare Jeans...
Balmain Pants
Balmain printed low rise flare jeans in tones of green. Features a zip fly with cross lace tie detail, two front side pockets, two rear pockets and panelled details. Knot in suede rib...
Size: 36 EU
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Balmain Cocktail Dress with Embellished Bodice
Balmain Evening Dresses and Gowns
This is a dress by Balmain. It features an embellished bodice of straw thread and tiny rhinestones design with a satin jersey circle skirt.
Vintage Balmain Large Gold Jeweled Cuff Bracelet
Balmain Bangles
Circa 1980's large gold metal cuff bracelet by Pierre Balmain Paris. Oval shape wide cuff with insert lock closure. Adorned with large dimensional lion enhanced with faux emerald, carne...
1960s Pierre Balmain Dress and Jacket
Balmain Suits, Outfits and Ensembles
This is a stunning piece and so wonderfuly constructed. The fabric is a wonderful orange and ivory print, with a super silk lining and an inner lining of tuile like fabric. The dress ha...
Balmain Black Leather Biker Motorcycle Skinny Jean...
Balmain Pants
Balmain Black Leather Biker Motorcycle Skinny Jeans / Pants. This style is still in stores selling for $3100+. Size FR 36 (USA 4). Gold metal ankle zips, ridged knees, gold lion head s...
Balmain Black Dinner Dress.
Balmain Evening Dresses and Gowns
A chic dinner dress by Balmain. In a seersucker like fabric with silk lining.This dress is beautifuly made with an outer zip to waist leval and internal zip for the lining. It has a 5 ...
New BALMAIN Red Rhinestones Ankle Shoe Sandals Bla...
Balmain Shoes
New BALMAIN Ankle Shoes Sandals Italian Size 38.5 - US 8.5 Red Rhinestones Glitter Black Suede Back Side Zipper Heel Height - 4.5 inches (11.5 CM) Made in Italy Brand New with Box.
Balmain 80's Classic Black Wool Silk Unique Sleeve...
Balmain Day Dresses
The 80's Will Never Fade Uut of Style!!! Balmain 80's Classic Black & Pink Wool Dress with Belt Fr. size 36 - US 4 100% Wool Lining - 70% Acetate, 30% Silk. Detachable Belt (reversible ...
Balmain Metallic Leather Motocross Trousers
Balmain Pants
Balmain silver metallic leather motocross trousers with two zipper pockets at the back and front and three unzipped pockets at the front. The trousers are skinny fitting, midrise and f...
Size: 36 EU
Dealer Location: London, GB
Balmain Black Leather Skater Skirt
Balmain Skirts
Balmain black lambskin leather short skater skirt. The skirt is medium weight and high waisted. Fastens at the back with a silver toned metal zip and a concealed metal hook. The skirt ...
Size: large US
Dealer Location: Austin, TX
Balmain 1980s Printed Linen Dress
Balmain Day Dresses
Balmain 1980s printed linen dress. Zipper up side. Condition: Very good. Size Large We accept returns for refund, please see our terms. We offer free ground shipping within the US...
2000s Balmain Monochromatic trousers
Size: 40 EU
Dealer Location: Capri, IT
2000s Balmain Monochromatic trousers
Balmain Pants
2000s Balmain monochromatic paint stroke trousers unisex trousers in size 40
Balmain New with Tags Black & Beige Knit LS Tattoo...
Balmain Evening Dresses and Gowns
Size: 40 Color: Beige,Black, Made In: France Fabric Content: Exterior: Viscose, Polyamide; Lining: Viscose, Elastane Item Specifics & Details: Retails for $3,180. Sexy gown featuring a...
Balmain Purple Silk Dress With Studded Skirt
Balmain Evening Dresses and Gowns
Balmain purple, silk, short-sleeved, short dress. The dress features a zip at the back, an oversized top and slim fitting skirt embellished with suede patches and metallic studs. Cond...
Balmain Black and Gold Crystal Embellished Mini Sk...
Balmain Skirts
Balmain black mini skirt embellished with black and gold toned crystals in a down pointing stripe pattern. Fastens at the back with a gold toned zip. There are a couple crystals missin...
Balmain Black Velvet Studded Mini Skirt
Balmain Skirts
Balmain black, velvet mini skirt. The skirt features Glass Verre golden embellishments and a zip at the back. Condition: 9.5/10 Size: XXS Size UK: 6 Size US: 2 Measurements Approx: ...
BALMAIN Size 4 White Cotton Gold Zip Moto Jeans
Balmain Pants
Signature BALMAIN motorcycle jeans in a white cotton twill featuring a low rise, double zip frontal pockets, simulated knee pads, ribbed panels, and zip leg closure. Retails at $1200.0...
Size: 38 EU
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Balmain Embellished Leather Jacket, Modern
Balmain Jackets
This is a recent black lambskin jacket by Balmain. It features a handmaid embroidery of gold beads and jewels over the shoulder and down the sleeves. Other details are the two front fl...
Balmain Khaki Bandage Dress With Lace Up Detail
Balmain Evening Dresses and Gowns
Balmian khaki long-sleeved mini dress. The dress has a deep V-neckline which is embellished with lace up details. The dress also has a zip at the back, shoulder pads and lace up details...
1960s Mod Pierre Balmain Sparkle Knit Dress
Balmain Evening Dresses and Gowns
1960s Mod Pierre Balmain Sparkle Knit Dress
Balmain Fuchsia Silk Ruched High Neck Blouse
Balmain Shirts
Balmain fuchsia ruched high neck long sleeved blouse with three gold buttons on the right shoulder. There are also 3 hidden buttons on the neck to undo at the top. The shoulders are pad...
Dealer Location: San Francisco, CA
Balmain Gold Cuff
Balmain Cuff Bracelets
Balmain ornately designed gold cuff from the Spring 2012 collection, designed by Stephanie Manchette.
Size: FR 38 EU
Dealer Location: San Francisco, CA
unworn BALMAIN khaki melton wool military coat
Balmain Coats and Outerwear
Unworn khaki green melton wool peacoat with gold military buttons from Balmain. French size 38. Approximate measurements: shoulders 15", bust 38-40", hem width 40", arm length 26" and o...
Balmain NWT SS11 Runway Black SHW Leather Safety P...
Balmain Shirts
Size: 36 Color: Black,Silver, Made In: France Fabric Content: Lamb Leather Item Specifics & Details: Retails for over $10,000. Black lamskin leather, sleeveless, strapless corset ...
Size: XXL UK
Dealer Location: London, GB
Balmain Black Military Style Jacket
Balmain Jackets
Balmain black, medium weight, military style jacket with a ribbed shawl lapel and gunmetal buttons. It features three exterior pockets and two interior pockets. Please note that it is a...
Balmain Red Velvet Satin Trim Gold Tone Metal Sing...
Balmain Jackets
Red velvet blazer features satin trimming, exaggerated shoulders, and gold-tone metal buttons. Peak lapels. Faux welt pockets; standard breast pocket. Fitted. Lined. Size: Unknown ...
Balmain Khaki Fitted Gown with Gold Embellished Ne...
Balmain Evening Dresses and Gowns
Balmain khaki, slim fitting, sleeveless gown. It features a gold embellished neckline, keyhole detailing on the bust and a layered slit style on the front of the skirt. There are so...
Balmain Black Leather and Crocodile Patchwork Shou...
Balmain Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags
Balmain medium sized, black, textured soft leather flap top shoulder bag. The flap features a black patchwork design in a mixture of crocodile skin, suede, smooth leather, metal chain-l...
Vintage 1950's Florilege Balmain Ivory Silk Embroi...
Balmain Evening Dresses and Gowns
Vintage 1950's Florilege Balmain Ivory Silk Embroidered Cocktail Dress. Florilege was Balmain's ready to wear line that brought couture styling to the everyday woman. Silk satin fabric...
Size: xxl UK
Dealer Location: London, GB
Balmain Black Military Style Jacket
Balmain Jackets
Balmain black, medium weight, military style jacket with a ribbed shawl lapel and gunmetal buttons. It features three exterior pockets and two interior pockets. Please note that it is a...
Balmain Nude and White Embroidered Jacket
Balmain Jackets
Balmain nude mesh and white embroidered structured, collarless jacket with a deep cut neckline. Fully lined. Condition: 10/10 Approx measurements: Length: 59cm Shoulders: 45cm...
Balmain Black and White Striped Skinny Jeans
Balmain Pants
Balmain black and white vertically striped, low rise, skinny jeans with silver zips on the ankles and pockets. They feature three front pockets and two back pockets. Condition: 10/1...
Balmain Black Skinny Jeans with Gold Embroidery
Balmain Pants
Balmain black, low rise, skinny jeans with ribbing on the thighs, gold ankle zips and gold embroidery on the outer thighs and around the waistline. Condition: 10/10 Approx measur...
Balmain Black and Grey Harlequin Print Skinny Jean...
Balmain Pants
Balmain low rise, black and light grey harlequin skinny jeans with silver ankle zips. They feature seven front pockets, two back pockets and belt loops. Condition: 10/10 Approx m...
Balmain Khaki Fitted Gown with Gold Embellished Ne...
Balmain Evening Dresses and Gowns
Balmain khaki, slim fitting, sleeveless gown. It features a gold embellished neckline, keyhole detailing on the bust and a layered slit style on the front of the skirt. There are so...
Size: 42 EU
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Balmain Ivoire 80s Brown Jersey Draped Gown
Balmain Evening Dresses and Gowns
Goddess gown from the 1980s from the house of Balmain. Brown matte jersey draped one shoulder gown. Fully lined with built in corset.
Balmain Satin Gathered Mermaid Gown 1980s
Balmain Evening Dresses and Gowns
Details include built in boning and bra, full tulle under skirt, very rounded neckline, and full gathering throughout torso and around hips. Closures include an invisible zipper with ga...
Balmain Couture Strapless Sequin Gown 1981
Balmain Evening Dresses and Gowns
Detail includes full layered tulle and chiffon skirt, a sweetheart neckline, high waist and square beaded trim.
Rare Balmain Spring 2009 RTW Military Style Denim ...
Balmain Jackets
Double breasted denim jacket with military detail. Jacket has three-quarter length sleeves, padded shoulders, is unlined and fastens on front with buttons at side. 100% cotton. Dry clea...
Balmain Swarovski Crystals Handbag New
Balmain Handbags and Purses
BALMAIN Leo swarovski shoulder bag. Crafted of the most sublime leather and studded with shiny glittering crystals in a leopard pattern.Black suede leather, shoulder style bag, Swar...
Balmain NEW Black Angora Gold Button Satin Evening...
Balmain Jackets
CURATOR'S NOTES Balmain NEW Black Angora Gold Button Satin Evening Tailored Dinner Jacket Blazer available at Newfound Luxury Size FR 40 Angora-blend Satin trim and lining Made in Ita...
Size: 4 US
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Balmain Salmon Padded Leather Moto Jacket sz FR36
Balmain Jackets
Balmain Salmon Padded Leather Moto Jacket sz FR36 Features padding throughout shoulders and sleeves Made In: Turkey Color: Salmon Composition: 100% lambskin Lining: Black, 52% vi...
1990's Vintage BALMAIN Size 4 Red Wool Cardigan Ja...
Balmain Sweaters
This rare vintage BALMAIN soft shoulder jacket comes in a soft red wool textured felt and features a tailored silhouette, reverse seam bust darts, cuffed sleeves, engraved wooden button...
Size: 48 R EU
Dealer Location: London, GB
Balmain Black Pinstripe Suit
Balmain Suits, Outfits and Ensembles
Balmain men's black two piece pinstripe pant suit. Blazer: - Crafted with 100% wool - Standard notch lapel - Single breast design - Four button cuff Trousers: - Crafted with 100...
Size: 42 EU
Dealer Location: New York, NY
New Balmain Plunge Swimsuit
Balmain Swimwear
A fabulous plunging Balmain swimsuit in white with a grey abstract geometric pattern. It has a low plunging neckline which close at the back of the neck with a gold metal clasp. There...
Balmain Hemp Vest with Silver Rivets - FR 36 - Pri...
Balmain Jackets
Collection: Current Fabric: Hemp Color: Off-white Size: FR 36 Measurements: Length: 44 cm Condition: New, with original tag All items sold by La Bourse du Luxe are subject to a strict ...
Dimensions: H 23 in.
Dealer Location: London, GB
Balmain Black Saddle Bag
Balmain Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags
Balmain black leather saddle bag with shoulder strap and fringe. Features an inner compartment and adjustable straps. Fringe has silver rings to match silver hardware. Please kindly not...
Nice Silver and Golden Balmain Jacket Size 40 (sma...
Balmain Jackets
Really nice Balmain jacket in excellent condition with golden and silver reflects. really nice buttons Size european 40 (but it is a small 40, as the Balmain jackets)
Balmain Red Leather Belt
Dealer Location: Prahran, AU
Balmain Red Leather Belt
Balmain Belts
Balmain - Leather Belt Color: Red Material: Leather Size: 40 - Large - Fits a 30" to 36" waist / hips ------------------------------------------------------------ Detail...
Rare BALMAIN Crystal's Embellished Corset Belt Ch...
Balmain Belts
Balmain crystals and embellishment corset belt . Christophe Decarnin collection. This belt is from the same collection as the jacket i have listed. It is extremely rare belt and it ...
Unlabeled 1950s Pierre Balmain atributed Beaded Si...
Balmain Evening Dresses and Gowns
We picked up this very finely constructed gown in Paris from a lady who swore up and down that her aunt had it made by the premiere Parisian Haute Couture house of Pierre Balmain. She d...
Balmain Sterling Silver and Amethyst Bracelet
Balmain More Bracelets
This beautiful Balmain sterling bracelet is solid sterling silver. It has a swerve to it in which it curves up on two sides and down on two sides. It is stamped .925 on the interior of ...
Size: FR36 EU
Dealer Location: Baarn, NL
Balmain black linen studded vest
Balmain Jackets
Black linen vest with a white and silver stone studded design. French size 38 Never worn
Dimensions: H 15.75 in.
Dealer Location: Baarn, NL
Balmain white linen studded vest
Balmain Jackets
White linen vest with studded design. French size 36 Never worn
BALMAIN Size 32 Taupe Denim Ribbed Moto Jeans
Balmain Pants
BALMAIN Jeans consists of 100% cotton material in a taupe color tone. Designed with hidden zip-fly clasp closure, multiple pocket front, tone-on-tone stitching throughout body. Rib-knee...
BALMAIN black stretch leather thigh high boots
Size: Italy 39 EU
Dealer Location: Antwerp, BE
BALMAIN black stretch leather thigh high boots
Balmain Shoes
Measurements for the Balmain unworn thigh high leather stretch boots Height 5inch/12,5cm - Circumference 24inch/61cm - Height from bottom heel 32inch/81,5cm Condition unworn Made in...
Balmain white wind braker /rain coat jacket
Balmain Coats and Outerwear
Balmain’s elegant, super-feminine looks were favorites among European royalty and Hollywood fashion plates like Marlene Dietrich, Katharine Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, and Sophia Loren. ...
Balmain Red Suede Blazer
Size: 34 EU
Dealer Location: San Francisco, CA
Balmain Red Suede Blazer
Balmain Jackets
How iconic! A red suede blazer cut as sharply as this one is instantly so rock & roll, especially when it's made by Balmain. The shoulders are super-sculpted in the signature Balmain wa...
Size: FR 38 EU
Dealer Location: San Francisco, CA
BALMAIN navy blue tailored blazer jacket - NEW
Balmain Jackets
Precisely cut and perfectly tailored navy blue military blazer with antiqued gold military style buttons from BALMAIN. French size 38 which best fits a US size 4. Measures approximately...