1955 Pierre Balmain Couture Attribute Ivory Beaded Embroidered Satin Ballgown

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Breathtaking mid-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. Please message for any detail pictures. The workmanship is immaculate and hand-finished.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Bust
    33 in. (84 cm)
  • Waist
    25 in. (63 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU3091792393
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