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Pierre Balmain Jackets

French, 1914-1982

Pierre Balmain founded his now-iconic label in 1945. Alongside fellow couture titans Christian Dior and Hubert de Givenchy, the French designer's postwar take on luxe dressing featured bell-shaped skirts falling from slender waists, structured jackets over sheath day dresses and embellishments like fur trim; he called the look “Jolie Madame.” The Duchess of Windsor was an early fan, prompting an aristocratic following. 

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, Balmain's founder 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 that Pierre learned in his brief studies at the École des Beaux Arts served him well throughout his career. 

Balmain was among the first to offer French looks to the American market. Since the death of the founder in 1982, the design reins at the company have been handed to luminaries such as Oscar de la Renta and Olivier Rousteing, an alum of Roberto Cavalli who was installed as creative director at the label in 2011.

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 dresses 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 the brand’s t-shirts, 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 1960s or even last season — will add a bold, sexy note to your look. Daytime or night, Balmain feels right now.

Find vintage Pierre Balmain dresses, skirts, scarves and other garments and accessories on 1stDibs.

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Designer: Pierre Balmain
1980s Pierre Balmain Jacket
By Pierre Balmain
Located in San Francisco, CA
Black, red and white with gold appliqué 1980s Pierre Balmain woven jacket. Measurements: Shoulder: 17" across Bust: 39" Waist: 33" Sleeve length: 22"
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1980s Pierre Balmain Jackets

Pierre Balmain Black Crepe Double Breasted Blazer S
By Pierre Balmain
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This blazer brings you both class and luxury as you wear it. It is highlighted with long sleeves and classic details, thus granting a polished, formal finish.
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2010s Pierre Balmain Jackets

Pierre Balmain Green Double Breasted Military Jacket Size L
By Pierre Balmain
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is Very good. Hardly any visible wear to coat is evident on this used Pierre Balmain designer resale item. Details Green Cotton Jacket Double breasted Button up fas...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Pierre Balmain Jackets

A black kimono jacket by Pierre Balmain Haute Couture n. 111036 Circa 1975-1980
By Pierre Balmain
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1975-1980 France A Black Grain de poudre kimono evening jacket by Pierre Balmain Haute Couture dating from the late 1970s. Loose fit with kimono sleeves and side slits, offic...
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1970s French Pierre Balmain Jackets

Pierre Balmain Long Jacket Overstitched with Golden Lurex
By Pierre Balmain
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Pierre Balmain - (Made in France) Long jacket overstitched with golden lurex. No composition or size tag, fits a size 36FR/38FR. Additional information: Condition: Very good conditi...
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1970s French Pierre Balmain Jackets

Pierre Balmain Pinstripe Jacket (Circa 2010)
By Pierre Balmain, Balmain
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Designer Pinstripe Jacket by Pierre Balmain Circa 2010 Dark navy blue with white pinstripes throughout Double breasted front closure Silver-tone metal logo buttons Four logo butt...
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2010s French Pierre Balmain Jackets

PIERRE BALMAIN black cotton DOUBLE BREASTED SHORT SLEEVE Blazer Jacket 38 S
By Pierre Balmain
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Pierre Balmain double breasted blazer in black cotton (72%) and viscose (28%). Features epaulettes on the shoulders, 3/4 ...
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2010s Pierre Balmain Jackets

PIERRE BALMAIN black LACE UP LEATHER BOMBER Jacket 42 L
By Pierre Balmain
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Pierre Balmain bomber in black waxed leather with lace-up details on the front and sleeves. Raglan sleeves (sleeve measurement taken from...
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2010s Pierre Balmain Jackets

Pierre Balmain Sequin Jacket 1970s
By Pierre Balmain
Located in London, GB
1970s Pierre Balmain fully sequinned black jacket with shiny black domed buttons. Pierre Balmain label.Original 1970s Vintage designer jackets...
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20th Century Pierre Balmain Jackets

Pierre Balmain Paris red rose light wool jacket
By Pierre Balmain
Located in Amsterdam, NL
This Balmain jacket is made from wool has 3 closing buttons and 2 pockets. Size is mentioned French 44 but fits as US 10 or EU 40 See section measurements. Please note that vintage ...
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20th Century French Pierre Balmain Jackets

Vintage 1951 Pierre Balmain Haute Couture Black Velvet Wide-Cuff Swing Coat
By Pierre Balmain
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Breathtaking Pierre Balmain Paris black velvet swing coat dating back to his documented 1951 Fall/Winter collection. Pierre Balmain worked under Robe...
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1950s French Pierre Balmain Jackets

Pierre Balmain red Silk jacket and pleated skirt suit Ensemble, Circa 1950
By Pierre Balmain
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1950 France Ensemble jacket and pleated skirt suit in red. Silk blouse with checkered pattern in red and green with white background, sleeveless. Two level of ruffle scarf c...
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1950s French Pierre Balmain Jackets

Pierre Balmain Jacket Ice Silver Leather Light Weight 42 / 8 nwt
By Pierre Balmain
Located in Miami, FL
Mightychic offers a Pierre Balmain brilliant silver whisper light leather jacket with deep V and no lapels. 1 Button single breast with 2 flap pockets. 4 working buttons on each cuff...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Pierre Balmain Jackets

Pierre Balmain 1990's White Cotton Embroidered Jacket - Size Medium
By Pierre Balmain
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This 1990's Pierre Balmain white jacket has 4 front pockets. The pockets are embroidered in either red or black with gold. This jacket is in very ...
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1990s French Pierre Balmain Jackets

Pierre Balmain Black Crepe Double Breasted Blazer S
By Pierre Balmain
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This blazer brings you both class and luxury as you wear it. It is highlighted with long sleeves and classic details, thus granting a polished, formal finish.
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2010s Italian Pierre Balmain Jackets

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F/W 1994 John Galliano Double Breasted Oversized Silk Runway Suit
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By Thierry Mugler
Located in Nice, FR
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S/S 1989 Thierry Mugler Runway Sculptural Black Pointed Cutout Jacket
By Thierry Mugler
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2010s Italian Pierre Balmain Jackets

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2010s Pierre Balmain Jackets

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By Pierre Balmain
Located in San Francisco, CA
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Pierre Balmain Jackets

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21st Century and Contemporary French Pierre Balmain Jackets

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By Pierre Balmain, Balmain
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Balmain Couture Jacket with Beading and Embroidery circa 1960s
By Pierre Balmain
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a jacket by Pierre Balmain c. 1960s. It features a beaded and embroidered floral design on purple woven silk. It is double lined and has a zipper closure in front with a to...
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1960s Pierre Balmain Jackets

1970's Pierre Balmain Couture Brown Mink Fur Billow-Sleeve Belted Coat & Scarf
By Pierre Balmain
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Pierre Balmain worked under Robert Pigiuet, Molyneux, and Lucian Lelong, where he worked closely with Christian Dior. In 1945 he finally opened his own couture house. Balmain created a very sculptural quality which was always allied with a ladylike essence. His garments have a body and a shape of their own. This exquisite genuine mink couture coat from the mid 1970's will make any woman shine during cold, frosty months. The luxurious chocolate-brown mink has been worked into an almost vertical pattern and the effect is really breathtaking. The care to piece this together after carefully selecting matching hues must have taken weeks. I love the dramatic billow-sleeves and belted hourglass nipped waist. The optional striped silk neck-scarf, which matches the coat's beautiful lining, adds a new level of elegance. The mark of a truly fashionable garment is that it remains stylish and timeless 40 years later, as does this sumptuous chic coat! Measurements Bust:38-39 inches Waist:34 inches (belt used to make smaller) Hips:up to inches 42 inches Sleeve Length:23 inches Total Length:46 inches This Pierre Balmain designer couture mink coat...
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Pierre Balmain jackets for sale on 1stDibs.

Find an extraordinary range of authentic Pierre Balmain jackets available on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing our collection of unique vintage and designer fashion to elevate your daily look or to introduce new colors to the dazzling formal wear in your wardrobe, this designer’s body of work includes elements of red and other tones. Most of the items here were designed during the 20th Century, but you can find examples that were created as recently as the 21st Century and Contemporary. Customers who are interested in this designer might also find the work of André Courrèges, Hedi Slimane, and Courrèges appealing. On 1stDibs, find haute couture, vintage and designer Pierre Balmain jackets from top boutiques around the world. Pierre Balmain jackets prices can differ depending upon time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $265 and tops out at $2,200, while the average work can sell for $913.
Questions About Pierre Balmain Jackets
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, some Balmain products are made in China. Balmain’s headquarters are in Paris, France, where the brand designs its entire collection. Certain haute-couture and ready-to-wear garments are crafted in Europe, while certain items, such as footwear and small accessories, are manufactured in China. Browse a selection of authentic Balmain goods on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Balmain is indeed real leather. It uses a variety of leather materials in its different designs from lambskin and nubuck to calfskin. You can shop a collection of vintage and contemporary Balmain couture from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 13, 2024
    Pierre Balmain was the founder of Balmain, an iconic haute couture house based in Paris, France. Under creative director Olivier Rousteing, the brand introduced an affordable diffusion line named for its founder in 2011. 

    In the postwar years, Balmain became known for bell-shaped skirts falling from slender waists, structured jackets over sheath day dresses and embellishments like fur trim. Pierre died in 1982, and the company is now owned by Mayhoola for Investments.

    From the dresses 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. 

    Shop a collection of vintage Balmain from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Pierre Balmain was a French fashion designer most known for founding his fashion house Balmain. Balmain’s designs are described as sophisticated and elegant, and remain one of the most sought after garments in high-fashion. Find vintage and contemporary Balmain designs from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 28, 2024
    Pierre Balmain jeans tend to run true to size. The brand provides a size chart/“fit predictor” on its official website. It is recommended that you make use of the size chart before you make your purchase on the site. Balmain was founded in 1945 by Pierre and is now known by the French designer’s surname. On 1stDibs, find a collection of vintage Pierre Balmain clothing.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 13, 2024
    Balmain is the name of a luxury brand founded by French couturier Pierre Balmain in 1945. Pierre Balmain is also the name of one of Balmain’s diffusion lines.

    Launched in 2011 under Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing, the diffusion line was largely inclusive of apparel intended for casual wear and offered at affordable price points. It targeted a younger segment of buyers.

    Shop a collection of vintage Balmain on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To tell if a Pierre Balmain vintage bag is authentic, first check the hardware. Balmain often stamped the brand name onto zipper pulls and fasteners. The lettering should appear crisp and evenly spaced. Balmain's tags changed greatly over time. Compare the ones in your bag to images of authenticated pieces available online. Shop a range of expertly vetted Pierre Balmain bags on 1stDibs.
    1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    There are a few ways to tell if your vintage Pierre Balmain is real. Authentic Pierre Balmain bags are made with brand tags, authenticity labels and serial numbers. Always purchase Balmain jackets from a reputable seller to ensure authenticity. Shop a collection of authentic Pierre Balmain from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.

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