1957 Pierre Balmain Haute Couture Cocktail Dress with Lesage Embroidery

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1957 Pierre Balmain Haute Couture Cocktail Dress with Lesage Embroidery

As rare as it is gorgeous, our museum worthy (and well documented) A/W 1957 Pierre Balmain haute couture cocktail dress (titled Solveig) will surely be the apple of any collector’s eye. A slightly different version of this dress was recently featured in 'The 50s: Fashion in France, 1947-1957' exhibit at Palais Galliera in Paris.

We are so in love with this little frock - even our photos just can’t do it justice! Classic New Look silhouette with strapless sweetheart neckline, nipped waist and full skirt. Jet black silk velvet is the perfect contrasting backdrop for the pale, finely hand embroidered and beaded florals by Maison Lesage. Also includes the most adorable tiered mesh and silk crinoline (email for more pics).

Clustered bouquets of delicate silk ribbon embroidery are meshed with pale celadon, metallic silver and ivory embroidered and beaded leaves whilst the tiniest single blooms float whimsically throughout the dress. While looking closely at the embroidery makes us swoon, our favorite part is that each individual flower is its own unique self - no two are exactly alike!

Absolutely pristine condition - truly looks unworn. Please feel free to email for more photos, including interior construction, embroidered details and photos of the crinoline. For more information including provenance, please check out our blog!

MEASUREMENTS

Dress
Bust: 34”
Waist: 26.5”
Bodice Length: 8.5” (underarm to waist)
Total Length: 37”
Sweep: 104”

Crinoline
Waist: 25”
Details
Designer
Pierre Balmain
Brand
Pierre Balmain
Place of Origin
France
Period
1950-1959
Condition
Excellent
Marked Size
XS/S (US)
Dealer Location
Yucca Valley, CA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU407715912
Address
Bustown Modern
www.bustownmodern.com
Yucca Valley CA 92284
US
(614) 705-2392
1stdibs Dealer since 2012 Located in Yucca Valley, CA
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