1950's Pierre Balmain Couture Attribute Ivory Beaded Embroidered Satin Ballgown

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Breathtaking 1950's ivory-white satin ballgown attributed to Pierre Balmain. This iconic designer 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 absolutely stunning French couture dress is fashioned from the most luxurious materials and of the finest craftsmanship, resembling Pierre Balmain's "Jolie Madame" collection. In 1947 he opened a boutique on the ground floor of his couture house, which he named "Jolie Madame". These pieces were not out-sourced nor factory mass produced. They were made a few at a time, in the designer's own workroom, exactly as if a client had ordered multiple duplicates of a couture design with Balmain's extraordinary workmanship still readily apparent. The bodice is a seductive fully-boned twisted knot shelf-bust with gorgeous pleating. Sumptuous embroidery and beadwork add sensational 3-dimensional richness to the silhouette. The hourglass drop-waist full skirt construction finished this ballgown with the perfect ethereal vibe. I totally see this satin couture show-stopper gliding down the red carpet.

Measurements
Bust:33-34 inches
Waist:25 inches
Hips:Free Sweep
Total Length:60 inches

This couture ballgown is in excellent condition with no rips, holes or missing beadwork. Complete with inner corset boning. Perfectly working back hand-set metal zipper. Only sign of age are a few surface watermarks. The workmanship is immaculate and hand-finished.
Details
Designer
Pierre Balmain
Place of Origin
France
Period
1950-1959
Condition
Excellent
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dealer Location
Beverly Hills, CA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU3091792393
Address
Timeless Vixen
By Appointment Only
Beverly Hills CA 90210
US
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(424) 275-6306
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