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Iconic 1960's Pierre Balmain Couture Silk Maxi Gown

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From the French Master Pierre Balmain is an amazing dress comprised of gradiated sizes of red silk velvet cut out bottom heavy circles each sewn by hand onto heavy structured mesh (almost a horse hair feeling). Front and back yokes are solid red silk velvet as are the hem and the end of the bell 3/4 length silk gazar sleeves. The body of the dress is an A line shape from the base of the yoke to the hem. The yokes are lined in red silk, then muted gold throughout the body of the dress until the last 3 inches at the hem where black silk is attached by hand. A stunning amount of hand work throughout the dress including the back zipper. Evidence of it's couture status. Excellent condition, amazingly, appears unworn. Measurements Bust 34" Waist 36" Hips Open Shoulders 14" Sleeves 18.50 Length 56.50 Fits size Small.

Details

  • Period
  • Material notes

    Yoke

    Silk

    Net

    Velvet

    Applique

    Tulle

    Horsehair

    Abstract

    Camel hair

  • Condition
    Excellent.
  • Seller location
    New York, NY
  • Reference number
    AU13110451154

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