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 Aventura Brown Crocodile Shoulder Bag
Dimensions: W 43 in.
Dealer Location: London, GB
Balmain Aventura Brown Crocodile Shoulder Bag
Balmain Shoulder Bags
Balmain Aventura brown crocodile leather shoulder bag with cross lace detail on strap, 3 compartments and zip closure. Condition: 9.5/10 Fabric: Crocodile Leather Approx Measurement...
Dealer Location: Toronto, CA
Balmain Black Lambskin Leather Quilted Bomber Jack...
Balmain Coats and Outerwear
Balmain Black Lambskin Leather Quilted Bomber Jacket. Goldtone metal lion head snap buttons down front, zippers at side hip, ribbed stretch jersey fabric trim. Original retail $8900+....
Balmain Black Leather Fan Bag
Dimensions: W 15.75 in.
Dealer Location: London, GB
Balmain Black Leather Fan Bag
Balmain Shoulder Bags
Balmain black leather fan bag with tie cross detail all over, 2 compartments and zip fastening. Features silver hardware. Condition: 9.5/10 Fabric: 70% Leather, 15% Metal, 15% Python...
Balmain Black Sequin Shoulder Bag
Dimensions: H 8.27 in.
Dealer Location: London, GB
Balmain Black Sequin Shoulder Bag
Balmain Shoulder Bags
Balmain black sequins shoulder bag. Featuring front pocket and pocket within. Sequins with python detailing round edges. Condition: 10/10 Fabric: Leather Approx Measurements: Height...
Balmain Red Leather Crocodile Clutch
Dimensions: H 5.91 in. W 1.57 in.
Dealer Location: London, GB
Balmain Red Leather Crocodile Clutch
Balmain Clutches
Balmain red leather crocodile clutch. Featuring one inner zip compartment. Postage costs to be confirmed upon purchase. Fabric: Leather Approx Measurements: Width- 4cm, Length- 29...
Balmain Black Blazer Jacket
Dealer Location: London, GB
Balmain Black Blazer Jacket
Balmain Jackets
Balmain black blazer jacket, double breasted, shawl lapels and 2 button cuffs. The blazer also features 3 non-functioning pockets, shoulder pads and silver embossed buttons. Condition:...
Stripped Balmain Skinny Jeans
Dealer Location: London, GB
Stripped Balmain Skinny Jeans
Balmain Pants
New black and white stripped Balmain skinny jeans. Silver buttons accent the belt loops, pockets, and front zipper closure. Zippers line the legs from the bottom hem on both sides, the ...
Balmain Ambre Sac Python Bag
Dimensions: W 6.69 in.
Dealer Location: London, GB
Balmain Ambre Sac Python Bag
Balmain Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags
Balmain ambre sac python bag with snake pattern and in a paper bag style with chain detail on bottom of bag, tassel detailing towards the top of the bag and gold chain strap. Fabric: 4...
Balmain Spring 2014 Runway Lambskin Quilted Leathe...
Balmain Skirts
Balmain Spring 2014 Runway Lambskin Quilted Leather Flounce Skirt. Thick quilted black leather with goldtone metal lion head buttons and zipper. Original retail price $7770+. Excelle...
Balmain New Black Laser Cut Suede Heels Evening Ankle Booties
Size: FR 37.5 NA
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Balmain New Black Laser Cut Suede Heels Evening An...
Balmain Shoes
CURATOR'S NOTES Size FR 37.5 (runs one size small) Patent leather Suede Zipper back closure Made in Italy Heel height 4.5"
Dimensions: H 11.81 in.
Dealer Location: Paris, FR
BALMAIN Clutch in Amethyst Colored Crocodile Poros...
Balmain Clutches
Collector!! BALMAIN clutch in amethyst crocodile porosus with mauve fringes in suede. Public Price: 8000 euros
Balmain Pre Fall 2014 Black Leather High Waist Ruc...
Balmain Skirts
Balmain Pre Fall 2014 Black Leather High Waist Ruched Midi Skirt. 100% lambskin. Centre back metal zipper, side hip pockets, rear vent. Size FR 38 (USA 6). To fit 26.5" waist, 37" hip...
Size: 42 EU
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Balmain Low Rise Dark Blue Stretch Biker Moto Jean...
Balmain Pants
Blue stretch cotton denim moto biker jeans from Balmain featuring a concealed fastening, a waistband with belt loops, front pockets, back pockets, ribbed details, a stonewashed effect a...
BALMAIN 'Patricia' Leather-Wrapped and Embroidered Clutch
Dimensions: H 5.12 in.
Dealer Location: Paris, FR
BALMAIN 'Patricia' Leather-Wrapped and Embroidered...
Balmain Clutches
Superb Balmain leather-wrapped clutch, fully embroidered with gold, gold plated metal pieces, mirrors and pearls. Small inner pocket. Can be worn both day and evening. INCLUDED : Auth...
Dealer Location: Toronto, CA
Balmain Olive Green Wool Blazer with Silver Lion H...
Balmain Jackets
Balmain Olive Green Wool Blazer with Silver Lion Head Buttons. Excellent clean pre-owned condition - worn once. Tagged size FR 40 but fits small and is a USA 6. Garment bust measures ...
Dimensions: H 4.33 in.
Dealer Location: Paris, FR
BALMAIN Clutch in Crumpled Leather, Studded in Gol...
Balmain Clutches
Evening Balmain clutch in crumpled leather, studded golden and rhinestones. Snap closure. The inside is in leather with a small patch pocket. Included : Authenticity card. Will be d...
BALMAIN Evening Clutch Embroidered with Gold Thread
Dimensions: H 6.1 in.
Dealer Location: Paris, FR
BALMAIN Evening Clutch Embroidered with Gold Threa...
Balmain Clutches
Balmain evening clutch entirely beaded, plaited and sewn with golden, black and silver threads, A rare piece closed by an invisible magnet, the base is in black velvet calfskin. Deli...
Size: 40 EU
Dealer Location: Paris, FR
BALMAIN Jacket in Gray and Black Chevron Patterns ...
Balmain Jackets
BALMAIN jacket in cotton and wool with chevron patterns gray and black. It is crossed and closes by pressed buttons with silver plated metal lion head. It has two back pockets on the s...
Dimensions: H 5.31 in.
Dealer Location: Saumur, FR
CO-LLEC-TOR PIECE Balmain Grey Crocodile Clutch /...
Balmain Clutches
Balmain is the ultimate brand and COLLECTOR PIECE Colour: GREY Composition: MAT Crocodile leather and leather Measurements: W: 25cm, H: 13.5cm, D: 2cm Condition: 8 /10 Balmain logo p...
BALMAIN Bag in Purple Crocodile leather and Lilac Suede Fringes
Dimensions: H 6.1 in. W 7.68 in.
Dealer Location: Paris, FR
BALMAIN Bag in Purple Crocodile leather and Lilac ...
Balmain Shoulder Bags
BALMAIN purple crocodile leather bag with lilac suede fringes. worn on the shoulder with an adjustable strap. Strap : 1,20cm Lilac suede interior. Included: its authenticity card. P...
Balmain 2017 Double-Breasted Denim Skirt
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Balmain 2017 Double-Breasted Denim Skirt
Balmain Skirts
Balmain 2017 Double-Breasted Denim Skirt Color: Blue Composition: Not listed, feels like cotton blend Lining: Black textile Closure/Opening: Back zip closure Exterior Pockets: Two jip ...
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 1980s Printed Linen Dress
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...
BALMAIN Knit Cocktail Dress Size 38FR in Ivory Wool
Size: 38FR EU
Dealer Location: Paris, FR
BALMAIN Knit Cocktail Dress Size 38FR in Ivory Woo...
Balmain Day Dresses
Balmain knit cocktail dress in ivory wool. Mid-length v-neck dress with soft and light mesh. Set with rhinestone ornaments that goes round the neck and waist. Shoulder Width: 38cm
Dealer Location: Toronto, CA
BALMAIN spring 2015 Runway Black and White Satin G...
Balmain Pants
BALMAIN spring 2015 Runway Black and White Satin Grid Pants as seen on Gigi Hadid. High waist design with goldtone metal zipper. Tagged FR 36 (USA 4) but may run a bit small and are bes...
BALMAIN Evening Clutch in Golden Quadri-Fabrics
Dimensions: H 5.51 in.
Dealer Location: Paris, FR
BALMAIN Evening Clutch in Golden Quadri-Fabrics
Balmain Wallets and Small Accessories
This magnificent BALMAIN golden clutch is in crystal mesh, leather, crocodile and sequins. Worn by hand. The jewelry is made of silver plated metal. Ideal for an evening. The interio...
BALMAIN Evening Clutch in black Leather Patchwork
Dimensions: H 5.51 in.
Dealer Location: Paris, FR
BALMAIN Evening Clutch in black Leather Patchwork ...
Balmain Clutches
Balmain evening clutch. Patchwork in leather, suede and black rhinestone and silver chain. Magnetic closure. The inside is in black satin with a zipped pocket. Collection Winter 2011 ...
Balmain Black Leather Biker Trousers
Size: N/A UK
Dealer Location: London, GB
Balmain Black Leather Biker Trousers
Balmain Pants
Balmain black leather trousers featuring gold zip accents at the pockets and ankle. In a low-rise, skinny fit with quilted biker-style detail at the knees. Made in France. This item bel...
Balmain Black Cropped Leather Pants
Size: 38 EU
Dealer Location: London, GB
Balmain Black Cropped Leather Pants
Balmain Pants
Balmain women's tight fitting leather trousers. This item features silver tone zipped detail, with two spacious front pockets and two back pockets. The trousers can be closed with an ...
Balmain Runway Plunge Ruched Dress
Size: 36 EU
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Balmain Runway Plunge Ruched Dress
Balmain Day Dresses
A fabulous taupe fine jersey dress from Balmain. It has a plunging neckline framed by shoulder to waist length ruched panels. The waist is fitted with horizontally ruched panels and t...
Pierre Balmain Silk Scarf
Dealer Location: Brooklyn, NY
Pierre Balmain Silk Scarf
Balmain Scarves
Blue Balmain silk scarf with green and purple geometric design and all over Balmain logo. Pierre Balmain name also in white along bottom corner. Tag is in Korean but features the Balmai...
Pierre Balmain Haute Couture by Oscar de La Renta ...
Balmain Day Dresses
Balmain haute couture black lace dress. Oscar de la Renta designed haute couture at Balmain from 1993 - 2002. Fitted silhouette with invisible side zipper and hook / eye closures at l...
Balmain Yellow Quilted Leather Dress
Size: 36 EU
Dealer Location: London, GB
Balmain Yellow Quilted Leather Dress
Balmain Evening Dresses and Gowns
Balmain pastel yellow stripe-quilted leather dress. Features high V neck style thick straps and a gold tone zip fastening at the back. Fully lined. There are minor signs of wear to the...
Balmain Star Necklace
Dimensions: W 1.5 in.
Dealer Location: London, GB
Balmain Star Necklace
Balmain Link Necklaces
Balmain Paris Star Necklace. In high carat gold plated metal with crystal rhinestones. Made in the 1990's.
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
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
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
Dealer Location: London, GB
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 Dinner Dress.
Dealer Location: London, GB
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 ...
Size: 38.5 EU
Dealer Location: Houston, TX
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.
Size: Fr.36 EU
Dealer Location: Houston, TX
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
Size: 34 EU
Dealer Location: London, GB
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...
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 Purple Silk Dress With Studded Skirt
Size: 10 UK
Dealer Location: London, GB
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...
Size: 12 UK
Dealer Location: London, GB
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 Size 4 White Cotton Gold Zip Moto Jeans
Size: 4 US
Dealer Location: San Francisco, CA
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...
Balmain Khaki Bandage Dress With Lace Up Detail
Size: 10 UK
Dealer Location: London, GB
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...
Size: M US
Dealer Location: New York, NY
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
Size: 10 UK
Dealer Location: London, GB
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...
Balmain Gold Cuff
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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.
unworn BALMAIN khaki melton wool military coat
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 ...
Balmain Black Military Style Jacket
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...
Size: Unknown NA
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
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...
Size: n/a UK
Dealer Location: London, GB
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...
Balmain Black Military Style Jacket
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
Size: S UK
Dealer Location: London, GB
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
Size: xs UK
Dealer Location: London, GB
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
Size: s UK
Dealer Location: London, GB
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...