1950's Pierre Balmain Metallic Embroidered Organza Party Dress

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About

Pierre Balmain worked under Robert Pigiuet, Molyneux, and Lucian Lelong, where he worked closely with Christian Dior. In 1945 is 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 breathtaking metallic-gold embroidered charcoal-gray floral silk-organza cocktail is a perfect example of his genius. The fabric is pure heaven and the construction is couture-level as one would expect from Pierre Balmain. There is a full corset undergarment built-in made of ivory silk-net and boning all the way around to ensure proper fit. I adore the low-cut plunge pleated strapless and matching wide applique-floral waist belt. Balmain's glamorous garments were worn by the likes of Bridget Bardot, Katherine Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich.

Measurements
Bust:33-34 inches
Waist:26 inches
Hips:Swing Sweep
Length top to waist:11 inches
Length waist to hem:26 inches

This garment is in very good wearable condition with some flaws to note. Perfectly working duel metal-zippers. Upon close inspection, we found small scattered holes which are hard to notice due to the heavy embroidered fabric and inner-lining. There are also some faint spots. The inside corset has the most spotting, but this is not seen when worn. Priced accordingly. It is a beautiful vintage garment for any modern event and a very rare piece indeed!
Details
Designer
Pierre Balmain
Place of Origin
France
Period
1950-1959
Material Notes
Embroidery
Condition
Very Good
Dealer Location
Beverly Hills, CA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
AU120609309104
About The Seller
Address
Timeless Vixen
By Appointment Only
Beverly Hills CA 90210
US
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(424) 275-6306
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