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 2017 Double-Breasted Denim Skirt
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...
Dealer Location: Miami, FL
BALMAIN Tweed Military Cape 38 Mint
Balmain Coats and Outerwear
Balmain's gray tweed military cape is the ultimate in directional fall styling. Gray tweed military-style cape with structured shoulders. Balmain cape is fully lined, has a collar, sil...
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: San Francisco, CA
BALMAIN Gold Tone Engraved Brass Oversized Cuff Br...
Balmain Cuff Bracelets
BALMAIN 2012 Collection cuff by designer Stephanie Manchette comes in a yellow gold tone brass with intricate engraving throughout. Includes box, dust bag, and authentication card. Ne...
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 NEW Nude High Waisted Pants sz FR36
Balmain New Nude High Waisted Pants Sz Fr36
Size: 36 EU
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Balmain NEW Nude High Waisted Pants sz FR36
Balmain Pants
Balmain NEW Tan High Waisted Pants Features gold exposed zipper in back Made In: France Color: Nude Composition: 96% cotton, 4% elastane Lining: None Closure/Opening: Back zipper clos...
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 ...
Dealer Location: Toronto, CA
Balmain Long White Lace Stretch Dress with Nude Li...
Balmain Day Dresses
Balmain long white lace stretch dress with nude lining. Centre back gold metal zipper and long sheer sleeves. Tagged size FR 38 (USA 6). Stretchy knit tube dress so flexible but recom...
Balmain Runway Plunge Ruched Dress
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
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...
Dealer Location: Toronto, CA
Balmain Pre-fall 2015 Black Polkadot Mesh Panel Ju...
Balmain Suits, Outfits and Ensembles
Balmain pre-fall 2015 black polkadot mesh panel jumpsuit. Body is fluid viscose jersey. Padded shoulders, centre back gold metal zipper, gold detail at front waist, sheer sleeves and ...
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
Balmain Star Necklace
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: Small US
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
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. ...
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.
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
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 Leather Biker Motorcycle Skinny Jeans / Pants
Dealer Location: Toronto, CA
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 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
2000S Balmain Monochromatic Trousers
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 Black Velvet Studded Mini Skirt
Size: 6 UK
Dealer Location: London, GB
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 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
Balmain Gold Cuff
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...
Size: M UK
Dealer Location: London, GB
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...
Size: s UK
Dealer Location: London, GB
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 Ivoire 80s Brown Jersey Draped Gown
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.
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
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...
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...
Dealer Location: Miami, FL
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 Tailored Dinner Jacket Blazer
Size: FR 40 NA
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
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...
Balmain Salmon Padded Leather Moto Jacket sz FR36
Balmain Salmon Padded Leather Moto Jacket Sz Fr36
Balmain Salmon Padded Leather Moto Jacket Sz Fr36
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 Jacket
Size: 4 US
Dealer Location: San Francisco, CA
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...
Balmain Black Pinstripe Suit
Balmain Black Pinstripe Suit
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...
New Balmain Plunge Swimsuit
New Balmain Plunge Swimsuit
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 ...